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Hit The Streets Of Santiago All This Week With Ñam (ES)

By Renea Bartlett Pope

[Raquel Telias / Ñam]

[Raquel Telias / Ñam]

Ñam, Santiago’s premiere event featuring all things food kicked off yesterday. With dozens of chefs participating from now until Sunday, surely there is a workshop or menu to suit your preferences. As Chile’s culinary scene has shifted in recent years to a deep focus on artisanal ingredients and heritage food ways, it will be interesting to see what is on offer at the festival this weekend. Located at Cerro Santa Lucía, and free to the public, Ñam is advertising this outdoor exposition as “an encounter with the best of Chile” (“Un encuentro con lo mejor de Chile”). With a claim like that, who can afford NOT to be there? Expect close to fifty vendors on hand to share the distinctive food stuffs of this diverse country.

Ñam Expands, Improves For Its Fifth Edition (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ñam]

[Ñam]

With culinary and cultural festivals throughout South America continuing to grow and become more wide spread, each country’s national celebration has to work hard to stay current and draw major crowds. Now in its fifth edition, Chile’s Ñam, the country’s largest and most important gastronomy festival, will be bigger, better, and more interactive than ever. The festival has expanded to six days, April 14-19, multiple sites, and this year will feature content for professionals in the food world and fanatics alike. 

Mistura Wants Up To Up Their Culture Game This Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Meat Guy

Although the 2014 edition of Mistura was bigger than any edition prior, featuring a whole ‘world’ dedicated to beer, and more food trucks than ever, it seems like the festival’s organizers want to make things even more interesting. Peru This Week reports APEGA, the organizing body behind the festival, and many other events throughout the year in promotion of Peruvian food, wants to bring more culture into the dining experience. “Festival organizers are planning to coordinate the food and stands with music, costume, and activities that pertain to where the food of that region originates within Peru.”

José Ignacio Becomes A Fairground This Thursday (ES)

By Majo Lois

feriaA little sooner than last year’s edition, this Thursday the gastronomy festival comes together in José Ignacio. Bringing together the history of the small village it used to be and the gastronomy wonderland it has become, on the main square all of the area’s cafes, restaurants and posadas will come together. As the sun falls, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy drink from the Rincón Verde or a bruschetta from Café Doméstico.

Each establishment will have their own space and their cooks and other employees will attend to diners that will flood the plaza only to later finish the night on the beach or in one of the same restaurant’s principal space. Prices haven’t been announced for the tickets, but last year they cost 600 pesos, which included a drink. José Ignacio will be waiting starting at 20:00.

Celebrate And Eat Culture This Weekend With Alex Atala (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

As part of Alex Atala’s Eu Como Cultura campaign, his Instituto ATÁ is teaming up with the gastronomic fair O Mercado, art gallery Choque Cultural and online city guide Catraca Livre to bring this weekend’s event Gastronomia é Cultura que se Come (Gastronomy is Culture That is Eaten).

The Second Edition Of Festival Raíz Hits Buenos Aires This Weekend (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Raíz]

[Raíz]

Just two weeks after the wildly successful (and long line-inducing) third edition of Feria Masticar, the second edition of Festival Raíz, which last year took Buenos Aires by storm, is back for another three days of serious food and drink.  With a bigger lineup of chefs, food stands, gourmet products, presentations, and live cooking demonstrations from the likes of famous chefs like Francis Mallmann, Raíz will likely be the event that everyone in Buenos Aires is talking about for some time to come.  Mark your calendars: Raíz is happening this weekend, from October 31 to November 2 at Tecnopolis.  This is not to be missed.

This year’s festival will feature 250 different restaurants and producers offering gourmet products and ingredients across 80 different stands, three markets, and four ‘patios de comida.’  There will be chats and classes from leading chefs, an entire area dedicated to kids, and a whole section dedicated to craft beer with more than 35 producers on hand.  Did we mention entry is free?