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It Looks Like La Paz’s Manq’a Program Will Head To Colombia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Manq'a]

[Manq’a]

When Claus Meyer speaks, you listen.  It seems that when the Noma and Gustu co-owner mentioned in an interview back in September that he was thinking of bringing his non-profit system of cooking schools to Colombia, he wasn’t lying.  As part of a two-day workshop last week in Bogotá entitled Co-Creation: Gastronomic Schools In Colombia, Manq’a Bolivia was on hand to discuss implementing the program in Colombia.  No official opening date has been announced yet, but this will be a huge move for Meyer, the Manq’a team, and Melting Pot, as their ‘food for social change’ programs spread beyond the borders of Bolivia.  

La Paz, Bolivia Has A Delicious New Street Food Tour

By Patrick Hieger

[Suma Phayata]

[Suma Phayata]

What do you do when the man who owns your restaurant comes from Denmark and wants to eat street food when he arrives but, due either to a mishandling of the raw products, or perhaps poor hygiene, he gets sick nearly every time he indulges?  You don’t say no.  You fix the system.

This was the problem facing the chefs at La Paz’s Gustu each time their owner, Claus Meyer, would come for a visit.  As both Gustu chefs Michelangelo and Kamilla tell it, Meyer is a fanatic about the delicacies that can be found hidden in the multi-level street markets and food stalls.  He’s also a fanatic about staying healthy.  So they had to come up with a to let Meyer enjoy the foods that keep him coming back to the streets of La Paz without running a risk of being bedridden on each of his visits.