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The Como Sur Best Of 2014 Awards: Voting Starts Now

By Patrick Hieger

Como Sur 2014 Awards Logo RedIt’s hard to believe that another year has passed. It’s even harder to believe that so many incredible things happened this past year. New restaurants opened. Big events got bigger. Loads of new cookbooks came out. And we got to eat so much incredible food. Yes, 2014 was an incredible year for South America and its cuisine, and we want to recognize the countries that made it great.

As of today, we’re opening the voting for the Como Sur Best of 2014 Awards. And there is a lot to choose from. Not only were we able to broaden the awards this year to cover each of the countries we focus on, but we were able to include various categories in each. We’ve got books from Brazil, new restaurants in Bolivia, events, chefs, and more.  So it’s time for you to vote.

The survey below passes through the countries that we regularly focus on, with categories for each.  At the end,  you’ll find categories for the overall continent. There’s a lot to choose from. Happy voting!

Voting Opens For Peru’s ‘Premios Luces’ This Saturday (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio]

[El Comercio]

As we inch ever closer towards the end of yet another year, we’re going to start seeing a lot of awards surveys, ceremonies, and events taking place all over, Peru included.  As of this Saturday, Peru’s oldest newspaper, El Comercio, will open voting for the 10th annual Premios Luces, which highlight the best in everything from fashion to television and, you guessed it, Peru’s beloved gastronomy.  The latter has earned three categories in this year’s awards, including Best Chef, Best New Restaurant, and Best Bartender.

The most interesting category will be for Best Chef, as veterans like Virgilio Martínez come up against wunderkind newcomer Monica Kisic, who’s been winning over hearts and stomachs since she landed at IK back in March, as well as Francesco de Sanctis, of the hot new Sibaris.  The bartending competition will be interesting as well, considering that many have already won some impressive international acclaim.  Who’ll be the winner at home?  We’ll have to wait and see.