By Patrick Hieger

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Back in April at Santiago’s largest food festival Ñam, Venezuelan chef Carlos García took to the stage to talk about memory.  He was one of the chefs during the festival who most embodied this year’s theme, “¿De qué sabe tu memoria?” (What do your memories taste like?).  His presentation focused largely on talking of his childhood, the plates that his mother, grandmother, and aunts would cook, and how his experiences in the kitchens of great chefs around the world have shaped his cooking today.  In a video that’s less about the technical cooking process and largely about the bulk of memories that have shaped García’s career, get at least a small taste of what you might expect when you head to his Venezuelan headquarters, Alto.  Don’t worry, there’s some good looking plates of food, too.