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Master Chef Argentina Season 2 Kicks Off With Tears

By Dan Perlman

[Master Chef Argentina]

[Master Chef Argentina]

Masterchef is often viewed, particularly by those of us in the restaurant world, as a sort of ugly stepchild of the Top Chef franchise. But it really isn’t – first off, the original Masterchef, the UK version, was around years before the first episode of Top Chef was ever dreamt of, having first been broadcast in 1990. But there’s no question that the MC franchise has engendered more national spinoffs than any television cooking competition in history – actually, probably than any television competition of any sort. And it doesn’t have a set format – each national version takes their own approach, from the matter of fact, stiff upper lip British version, to the fun and games and demonstration classes of the Australian, to the American Idol-esque US approach.

Ñam Shined This Weekend With Local Chilean Fare (In Pictures)

By Elizabeth Timms
Photos by Renea Pope

[Renea Pope]

[Renea Pope]

Ñam Festival hit the streets of Santiago for the fifth consecutive year this past Wednesday, complete with various activities including chef talks at Universidad Catolica, featured restaurants in Barrio La Starria, and an excellent food market on Cerro Santa Lucia.  Chefs from all over South America, particularly Chile, gave demonstrations and workshops at the various Ñam locations, including the demonstration kitchen on Santa Lucia open to the public for free from Friday through Sunday. Professional chefs conducted hour-long demonstrations in which they featured different Chilean products and showed eager audiences how to incorporate them into their cooking.

Ñam Took On Lastarria Over The Weekend

By Renea Bartlett Pope

[Renea Pope]

[Renea Pope]

The fifth annual Ñam Santiago “Festival Latioamericano de Cocina” wrapped a week’s worth of festivities across the city Sunday. For the Ñam Ruta Lastarria, the organization’s website touted specialized menus centered on the idea of memory. Wondering how participating restaurants in the Lastarria neighborhood would weave the theme throughout, I arrived with high expectations. I imagined a street level fair with a variety of booths featuring vendors of artisanal products and restaurants anchoring the event with tasting menus. 

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.

What’s Going On

HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

These Are The Countries That Cook The Most And The Least [FWx]
7 Lugares Que Muestra Que Lima Es El Sueño De Cualquier Lector [Espacio 360]
Your Guide To Fine Dining In Santiago [DOTW]
Gastón Acurio: Nuestro Padre, El Rímac [Peru 21]
El Cronista De La Revolución [Qué Pasa]
Dize-me Que Tipo De Capim Comes [Paladar]
Fifty Chefs And Their Hands [Another]
Elite Traveler’s 100 Best Restaurants In The World [Fine Dining Lovers]
Concha Y Toro’s New Wine Research Centre Set To Benefit Wine Industry Throughout Chile [Harper’s]

What’s Going On

Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Tortas Vlady: Cliente Halló Cucaracha Dentro De Producto [El Comercio]
The Global March Of Malbec [The Real Argentina]
Wake Up And Smell The Into Coffee [Peru This Week]
Neighborhood Guide: Alternative Barrios Of Buenos Aires [Jacada]
City Guide: Buenos Aires [Saveur]
Craft Brewers Now Produce 1 Out Of Every 10 Beers Sold [Fortune]
Gift Of The Moon – Bane Of The Spanish: The Story Of Yerba Mate [NPR]
En Busca De La Proteína Perfecta [El País]
El Arte De Desenchufar [Eat Wine Blog]

What’s Going On

Darwin Brewing Co. | Bradenton, FL

Darwin Brewing Co. | Bradenton, FL

Pisco Chileno Ganó Importante Premio Internacional [Cooperativa]
Palm Oil Firms In Peru Plan To Clear 23,000 Hectares Of Primary Forest [The Guardian]
5 Maestros Cerveceros Debaten Sobre La Cerveza Verde En St. Patrick’s Day [Brotherwood]
Ocho Increíbles Avances Históricos Que Debemos A La Cerveza [ABC]
Argentina’s Latest Abodes [Departures]
Sun World Liberará Nuevas Variedades De Uva En Chile [Portal Fruticola]
Manq’a Deleita A Los Alteños Con Un Almuerzo Gourmet De Bs 12,50 [La Razón]
Step Back In Time: Mercado San Telmo [LAN]
Peru Es Considerado Mejor Destino Gastronómico En China [Apega]
Chile’s Cool Climate Wine Regions [Wine Enthusiast]

What’s Going On

Bacio Di Latte | São Paulo, Brazil [Laurent Lhomond]

Bacio Di Latte | São Paulo, Brazil [Laurent Lhomond]

Confirman Denominación de Origen Para Vinos Del Valle del Itata [Andes Wines]
The Rise of Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon [Decanter]
A Comer Pescado [Educación en Red]
Yes, Processed Food ‘Makes’ Us Fat [Forbes]
What To Eat For Breakfast In Each Latin American Country [Select Latin America]
5 Food Industry Jobs We Covet [Outside]
The 22 Richest Booze Billionaires In The World [Vine Pair]
The Big Fresh Food Con [The Independent]
These Are The Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning [FWx]
Chef Virgilio Martínez Takes Peruvian Cuisine To New Heights [WSJ]