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Watch Nat Geo’s ‘One Wey’ Discover The Best Of Santiago Dining (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Nat Geo]

Little by little, Chile is starting to gain international recognition for the wealth of products that the country has to offer, from Andean tubers to spices from the desert, and more than 4,000 km of coast line teeming with the best seafood in the world.  To get a taste of this bounty, Pata de Perro of Nat Geo’s Latin American travel show One Wey, landed in Santiago to begin his tour of the country’s diverse terrain and unique culinary offerings.  Santiago may not yet have the fame that cities like São Paulo or Lima have, but with one of the top restaurants in Latin America, and king crab available almost year round, the bevvy of delights is well worth the trip.

Watch here as Alonso Vera eats his way through Santiago, from the Mercado Central to Boragó, discovering ingredients that can only be found in Chile, to the wines that have been slowly winning over the world.  If you like what you see, hit up our partner FoodyChile, and they can arrange a Nat Geo quality tour for you.  Provecho! 


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IK – Lima hot spot IK is on the hunt for servers and hosts / hostesses. Ideal candidates will be bilingual, with a passion for the restaurant industry. Candidates are encouraged to apply in person.


The White Rabbit – Bellavista’s hot spot for gringo grub is on the hunt for a cook. Candidates must be creative, have a passion for American cuisine, and a strong work ethic. Email for more information, or to apply.

FoodyChile – Santiago’s culinary tour experts FoodyChile are looking for new guides to lead tours and activities. Guides have a love for food, travel and people of all sorts of different backgrounds. Previous experience as a guide preferred, but space can be made on a case by case basis. Must be able to take charge of a group, their safety, well-being and offer an informative and fun tour, based on established activities and material. Email for more information.

Chile’s Best Empanada For 2014 Now Has A Name

By Colin Bennett

[Colin Bennett]

[Colin Bennett]

September is here, and the entire nation of Chile is already planning for the mega eat and drink fest which is Independence Day on the 18th of September. Nothing could be a more proper celebration of Chile than eating a proper empanada.

There are many versions of the empanada, from fried examples in Venezuela to Argentina’s smaller and meaty treats. In Chile, the “real” empanada is called Pino and baked in an oven. It has beef, plenty of onion, ají de color, cumin, a hard-boiled egg, an olive, and is surprisingly filling. It’s the precursor to a Sunday lunch with the family and one of the country’s most beloved culinary institutions.