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BOOKS: A New Feature About The Literary Side Of South American Cuisine (ES / PO)

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As we saw during the compilation of nominees for the Como Sur Best of 2014 awards, last year was an incredible year for cookbooks. Chefs, bloggers, and cooks of all types put pen to paper to tell their story, and to bring a little more of their culture and their cuisine to the masses. Many of last year’s releases have already received huge praise at this year’s Gourmand World Cookbook awards, and we’ve been hearing that even more incredible books are set to hit the shelves throughout 2015. So, rather than let this incredibly diverse, important part of the story of South American gastronomy wait to be recognized during our annual awards, we wanted to make sure that you, our readers, know about the latest releases, and where to get them.

Como Sur Is Looking For Writers (PO / ES)

By Como Sur Staff

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Do you follow the latest in culinary trends?  Are chefs your celebrities, dining out your going to a movie?  Are you passionate about food like Perez Hilton is passionate about all things pop culture?  If you answered yes to, well, all of these questions, and you’re a current resident of South America, we’d like to talk to you.

As the leading source for news on all things gastronomy in South America, Como Sur is in a state of expansion, and we need some help.  We need eyes and ears at street level, the kind of people that know what food and restaurant lovers want to read, and how to find it.  Ideally, our writers will be bilingual, but we certainly work with Spanish and Portuguese-only speakers.  We just want the best and the brightest writers who care about giving South America the gastronomy news it deserves.

Currently, we’re looking for writers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.  If this sounds like  you, send us an email at editor@comosur.com, and tell us a little more about who you are and why you love the world of gastronomy.   We can’t wait to hear from you. 

Get Ready. Tomorrow We Launch Our New Video Series, Como Sur Docs. Here’s The Trailer.

By Patrick Hieger

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 6.46.46 PMAs we bring our day here on Como Sur to a close, I’m super excited to let you know that tomorrow on the site we’ll be premiering our brand new video series called Como Sur Docs.  The series will be short films dedicated to enlightening all of our readers to the lesser known aspects of South America and its gastronomy.  From fresh-roasted coffee and sugar making in Colombia, to winery tours, Mistura, and foraging with some major chefs, we’ve got a great deal to show you, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

The pioneers for this new phase of Como Sur are our travel editor Joanna Marracelli and her wildly talented man with a camera, Laurent Lhomond.  They have a knack for getting into the nooks and crannies of each and every city they visit, and we agreed that it was high time they get to put those skills to use.  You’ve already seen their work week in and week out via the Travel Tuesday pieces, and now you’ll get to see them digging even deeper.  We’re working with some other talented filmmakers as well, but Joanna and Laurent have a great deal to show off.

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Tomorrow’s Our Birthday, And To Celebrate …

By Patrick Hieger

comosurbirthdaylogoI’ll go ahead and do the big thanks and sentimental memory stuff tomorrow.  It’s been a hell of a year, and there’s much more in store.  Should you find yourself in Santiago, Chile tomorrow and looking for a party, we’ll be celebrating Como Sur’s first birthday with our friends at Barbudo Beer Garden.  We’ll have some giveaways, some prizes, and we’ll even be getting a discount.  The party starts at 8:00 pm at Barbudo Beer Garden, located at Jorge Washington 176, just off Plaza Ñuñoa.  We hope to see you there.

To celebrate Como Sur’s first year, and the now more than 1,500 posts that our small team of contributors from across the continent has managed to put up over the last year, we’ll be re-posting some of our biggest articles to date.  These will include the recap of Gelinaz!’s monster Peruvian blowout, our first-ever post on Boragó, a post about Dugnad, the pop-up / closed-door restaurant that won over Santiago last year, Gustu, and much more.  Think of it as our walk down memory lane as we look ahead towards the future.

Oh, and we’re going to be premiering one hell of a redesign on Monday, May 5.  Get ready for a whole new, much better, and more informative Como Sur.  We certainly are.

Mañana voy a hacer las gracias grandes y las memorias sentimentales mañana.  Nos ha pasado un gran año, y hay mucho más que viene.  Si vas a estar en Santiago, Chile mañana y buscas una fiesta, estaremos celebrando el primer cumpleaños de Como Sur con nuestros amigos en Barbudo Beer Garden.  Tendremos regalos, premios, y también habrá un descuento.  La fiesta empieza a partir de las 20:00 en Barbudo Beer Garden, ubicado en Jorge Washington 176, al lado de la Plaza Ñuñoa.  Esperemos verles allá.

Para celebrar el primer año de Como Sur, y ahora las más de 1,500 historias que nuestro chico equipo de escritores de todo el continente han creado durante el año pasado, mañana vamos a recontar unas de nuestras historias más importantes hasta ahora.  Van a incluir historias de la gran fiesta de Gelinaz! en Lima, nuestra primera historia alrededor de Boragó, la crónica de Dugnad, el restaurante / pop-up a puertas cerradas que ganó los corazones de Santiago el año pasado, de Gustu, y muchas más.  Piensa en el día como nuestro viaje por las memorías mientras que miramos hacia el futuro.

Oye, y también vamos a estrenar un rediseño fuerte de la página el lunes, 5 de Mayo.  Prepárense para un Como Sur mejor, más informativo, y nuevo.  Estamos listos.

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Como Sur Is Looking For City Editors

By Patrick Hieger

[image: Como Sur / Lily Rouge]

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(If you sent an email to editor@comosur.com about the editor positions, please resend to comosurnews@gmail.com.  Sorry for the inconvenience.)

On May 3, Como Sur will officially turn one year old, and we couldn’t be more excited.  We’ve got a hot new redesign in the works that we hope to turn into both the anchor and the jumping off point for our second year.  With a redesign, a new outlook, and an overwhelming desire to move ahead and expand, we’re going to need help.  So, we’re looking for people.

What we need are eyes and ears across South America.  Our city editors will be people who are always on the street, at ground level, taking note of openings, closings, trends in food and drink, and more.  Equal parts socialite and foodie, city editors will give Como Sur readers the most up-to-date information about what’s going on in food and drink around South America.  Bilingual in English and Spanish and /or Portuguese is a plus, but not absolutely necessary.  For more information, email us at comosurnews@gmail.com.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

We’re currently looking for editors in:
Bogotá
Caracas
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
La Paz / Santa Cruz
Lima
Cusco
Quito
Santiago
Viña del Mar / Valparaiso
Buenos Aires
Mendoza
Montevideo
Punta del Este

El 3 de mayo, Como Sur cumplirá su primer año, y no podríamos estar más animados.  Estamos haciendo un rediseño increíble que, esperemos, funcionará como el ancla y el punto de saltar para nuestro segundo año.  Con un nuevo rediseño, una nueva perspectiva, y un gran deseo para seguir adelante y ampliar, vamos a necesitar ayudo.  Por eso, estamos buscando personal.

Lo que necesitamos son ojos y orejas por todo sudamérica.  Nuestros editores de ciudad serán personas que siempre están saliendo por la calle, notando aperturas, cierres, tendencias en gastronomía, y más.  Partes iguales de ‘foodie’ y vividor, los editores darán a los lectores de Como Sur las noticias más actuales de lo que pasa en gastronomía por toda sudamérica.  Sería genial trabajar con personas bilingües en inglés y español y/o portugués, pero no es absolutamente necesario.  Para más información, mandanos un email a comosurnews@gmail.com.  Estamos anciosos para conocerles.

Estamos buscando editores en:
Bogotá
Caracas
São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
La Paz / Santa Cruz
Lima
Cusco
Quito
Santiago
Viña del Mar / Valparaiso
Buenos Aires
Mendoza
Montevideo
Punta del Este

 

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Como Sur En Español

By Patrick Hieger

[image: Como Sur / Lily Rouge]

[image: Como Sur / Lily Rouge]

We’re pleased as punch to announce that, as of next Monday, we’ll be starting to put out our stories in both English and Spanish.  It’s a decision that’s been brewing for some time but, now that our first anniversary is on the horizon and a whole new redesign with it, we wanted to make sure that we’re bringing our readers the best coverage at all times.  It’s going to be a ton of work, but we also want readers to know that we’re dedicated to what we’re doing.

For now, it will be only be the news briefs, event announcements, and similar pieces that will be shown in both languages.  The long form stories and features will remain in English.  Once we settle into the new format, we’ll move ahead and translate the longer stories into Spanish as well.  Either way, we’re excited, and we hope you are, too.

Estamos muy emocionados anunciar que, a partir del próximo lunes, empezamos a publicar nuestras historias en inglés y español.  Es una decisión que hemos pensado durante mucho tiempo pero, ahora que nuestro primer aniversario viene junto con un nuevo rediseño, queremos asegurar que estamos dando a nuestros lectores la mejor difusión posible.  Será mucho trabajo, pero queremos que nuestros lectores sepan que estamos dedicado a lo que hacemos.

Por ahora, traduciremos solamente las noticias y historias breves.  Las crónicas y historias largas quedarán en inglés.  Cuándo estamos listos y más cómodos con el nuevo formato, empezaremos traducir las crónicas a español también.  Sin embargo, estamos emocionados, y esperemos que ustedes estén iguales.

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Want To Support Como Sur?

By Patrick Hieger

Now that we’re just seven weeks out from our one year anniversary, it’s time to start thinking about how we can make the future of Como Sur and our coverage of South American gastronomy as bright as possible.  So, we’ve started a fundraising campaign, which we humbly share with you, our readers.  It’s the tricky side of trying to start a business, but a website in particular–getting the necessary funds to do so.  We wouldn’t ask for help if we weren’t serious about what we’re doing, though, and we just hope that you’re as serious about it as we are.  While we understand that not everyone may care or be in a position to donate, we’d simply ask that you share the campaign with any and everyone you think might be interested.  As always, we’re wildly grateful for your support and continued dedication to reading our coverage.  We’re better for it.  South American gastronomy is better for it.  And it’s only going to improve from here.

Thanks for reading.

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Como Sur Is Looking For Writers

Have you ever read your favorite food news sites and thought to yourself, “Self, I’d really like to contribute to the greater cause and help bring more food news to the world.”  If so, now could be your chance to start contributing to the fastest growing culinary scene in the world.  If you live in South America, speak and write English fluently, and fancy yourself enough of a foodie that you know how to talk about food, drinks, and the world surrounding both in a professional, educated manner, Como Sur is looking for you.

As Como Sur grows along with the emerging South American culinary scene that some of the best chefs in the world have already said will be the next mecca of international cuisine, we need more people on the street letting us, and therefore our readers, know what’s going on.  The website just turned six months old, so the writing positions are both part-time and unpaid, for now.  We’re working our hardest to change that as quickly as possible.  For young writers, foodies, and South American enthusiasts alike, this is a great chance to get your name in print on a site that is read across the world.

Our monthly readership spans all the way to Russia and China, with the bulk coming from South America and the United States.  South America is booming with new possibilities ranging from micro brews to the world’s best restaurants, and we want to cover it all.  We’d love to hear from writers in Lima, Cusco, Santa Cruz, Buenos Aires, and Mendoza, as well as the rest of South America.  If you think you’ve got what it takes to help uncover the hidden secrets in this quickly emerging market, give us a shout.  We’ve got a ton of stories in the cue, and we’d love to hear your voice telling them.  For more information, email us at comosurnews@gmail.com.  We can’t wait to hear from you.