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‘Cocinando Sudamérica’ Premieres Sunday On Canal 13C (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Cocinando Sudamérica]

[Cocinando Sudamérica]

Back in August, we told you about the team behind Cocinando Sudamérica, the project of a small team of South American natives and a couple of New Zealanders, that sought to explore the variety of cuisines and culinary traditions throughout South America.  After months of traveling, learning, and editing the incredible amount of footage they’d gathered, the first episode is ready to premiere. The journey promises to be epic.

In preparation of the show’s premiere, the team has released a small trailer.  Throughout their time on the road, they logged more than 40,000 kilometers and 800 hours on the road, spending all of their combined savings.  If the footage is able to bring to life even half of the enthusiasm that the participants had in creating the show, it could make for the most exciting program of the year.  Cocinando Sudamérica will show on Sundays at 16:30 on Canal 13C.  We know where we’ll be on Sunday.

Watch The Full Episode Of ‘A Chef’s Journey’ Featuring Diego Oka (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[A Chef's Journey]

[A Chef’s Journey]

Last week we showed you the trailer for the Miami episode of chef Steven Meese’s program A Chef’s Journey featuring Peruvian chef Diego Oka, who now helms La Mar cebichería at the Mandarin Oriental.  Apparently you were excited because that post got tossed around the internet like a rookie’s baseball card.  Lucky for you, the whole episode is now available, and it’s a good one.  Meese goes deep into La Mar, and gets a lot more detail about Oka’s background.  From starting in Lima nine years ago when La Mar first opened, to heading across the globe ever since, Oka has had quite a colorful career at only 30 years old.  The episode finishes at MC kitchen with chef Dena Marino showing off all she’s learned from working under Michael Chiarello.  For a taste of Lima and Italy through that oh-so-beautiful Miami lens, set aside a few minutes and watch this episode.

Andrew Zimmern’s Peru ‘Bizarre Foods’ Airs Tonight In The U.S. (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

If you have the option of live-streaming or you just happen to be in the US this evening, Andrew Zimmern’s newest episode of Bizarre Foods, as filmed in Peru, airs tonight.  Per Twitter, the chef and TV host said he discovered more than 100 new foods he’d never seen.  Throughout his visit to Peru, he hung out with Gastón Acurio, a bunch of local fishermen, the Amazon, and more.  If you can watch it, do it.  This will be great!

[image: Globo TV]

Watch Alex Atala Judge Yakisoba On A Brazilian Game Show

By Mari Rodriguez

[image: Globo TV]

[image: Globo TV]

It seems that Alex Atala may have had to miss out on this week’s World’s 50 Best awards because he was busy judging his own competition.  In this clip that’s more an exposé on just how strange television can be across the world, watch as the famed Brazilian chef plays judge for an eager young chef and his yakisoba.  What’s he going to win?  Well, we’re not exactly sure, but once Atala gives the contestant a thumbs up, he goes nuts.  Like, capoeira-style nuts.  It must have been one hell of a good bowl of noodles.  We found you hiding, Alex!  Click here to watch.

Parece que o Alex Atala pode não ter comparecido aos prêmios dos 50 Melhores Restaurantes do Mundo esta semana porque estava ocupado julgando seu próprio concurso. Neste clipe que é mais bem evidência sobre o estranha que é a televisão ao redor do mundo, assista como o famoso chef brasileiro avalia o yakisoba de um jovem chef ansioso. O que ele vai ganhar? Bem, nós nem sabemos com certeza, mas uma vez o Atala aprova o yakisoba, o jovem enlouquece. Enlouquece até se mover tipo capoeira. Deve ter sido um ótimo prato de yaki. Achamos te escondendo, Alex!  Clique aqui para assistir.

[image: En Casa Se Come Mejor]

‘En Casa Se Come Mejor’ Premiered Yesterday In Chile (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Yesterday morning on channel 13C, Chile’s trends and culture channel, a new food program appeared called En Casa Se Come Mejor premiered.  Hosted by actress Carolina Varleta, who also stars in the teleserie Mamá Mechona, En Casa brings together an amateur cook and food lover to cook with Varleta, who then invites over Chilean food critic Raul Yañez Campos and one of his friends–who just happens to be a celebrated chef in Chile–to eat and discuss (i.e. critique) what the non-professional cook dished up.  The format is almost entirely unscripted, save for the constant shots of sponsored products, allowing the cook to do their best (or, worst) before the critics show.  The show takes a definitively nerve wracking turn when Campos and his chef-critic friend pop by.  On yesterday’s premiere episode, food lover Rodrigo Escaff was clearly sweating on camera waiting to hear their thoughts on his plate.  In the end, though the invited guests do give honest criticism, En Casa Se Come Mejor is a testament to the long-standing tradition of home-cooking in Chile.  You might want to think twice about trying to be on the show, though, unless you like to sit and wait for criticism!  En Casa Se Come Mejor shows Sundays at 11:30 am on channel 13C.

TRAILER EN CASA SE COME MEJOR from CLAUDIO ITURRA on Vimeo.

Ayer por la mañana en canal 13C, la canal de Chile de cultura y tendencias, una nueva programa de gastronomía que se llama En Casa Se Come Mejor estrenó.  Anfitrionada por la actríz Carolina Varleta, quien también es estrella de la teleserie Mamá Mechona, En Casa pide que un cocinero no profesional cocina con Varleta, quién invita al crítico gastronómico Chileno Raul Yañez Campos y uno de sus amigos–un destacado chef Chileno–para comer y hablar sobre (i.e. criticar) lo que cocinó el cocinero amateur.  El formato es casí completamente sin guión, aparte de las tomas constantes de productos auspiciados, que permite al cocinero hacer su mejor (o, peor) antes que llegan los críticos.  El programa hace un giro nervioso cuando llegan Campos y su amigo chef-crítico.  En el estreno de ayer, gozador Rodrigo Escaff estaba transpirando frente de la cámara mientras esperar escuchar sus pensamientos sobre sus platos.  Al final, aunque los huespedes dan críticismo verdadero, En Casa Se Come Mejor es un testamento a la tradición de comida casera en Chile.  Pero, quizas debes pensar en postular para estar en el programa, a menos que le gusta estar esperando criticismo.  En Casa Se Come Mejor estrena los domingos a las 11:30 en canal 13C.