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Leonor Espinosa Has Won Over Madrid Fusión (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Mauricio Moreno / El Tiempo]

[Mauricio Moreno / El Tiempo]

Although, lamentably, we’re not on hand at this year’s edition of Madrid Fusion, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the coverage that’s emanating from Spain. While chefs like Andoni Aduriz, from Mugaritz in San Sebastián remain the perennial favorites, it seems that, once again, South America walks away with the most applause. Tuesday in Madrid, it was Colombian chef Leonor Espinosa’s chance to take the stage and enlighten guests as to the incredible biodiversity that we’re finally starting to see enter kitchens throughout the country. According to El Tiempo, she took all of the applause.

The Best Of 2014: Nueva Andina Hits Madrid Fusión

By Patrick Hieger

[photo: Dany Satine]

[photo: Dany Satine]

First, a collective gasp sounded in 2013 when NOMA co-owner Claus Meyer headed to La Paz, Bolivia to open his latest project, a non-profit school and restaurant combo that aimed to give underprivileged youth the chance to learn a trade via food, and to give Bolivia the reason to search its most remote corners and its highest peaks to find the incredible biodiversity that the country had been hiding for some years.  It was called Gustu, and with a Danish woman, Kamilla Seidler, at the helm, and a lot of images spreading beyond Bolivian borders that showed dishes unlike anything anyone had expected, they quickly gained a lot of attention.  Another gasp.