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‘Nueva Cocina Buenos Aires’ or 14 Minutes Of Why You Should Be Planning A Trip To Argentina (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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When we did a profile a couple of weeks back on three Buenos Aires cooks who are doing their part to ensure that not only Argentina’s most famous city, but Argentina itself, gets the world recognition it deserves for innovative, modern cuisine, we were really only scraping the surface of the talent pool that the port city holds.  For the past few years, cooks have been stepping out of the traditional Italian and Spanish influences that, while still wildly important, don’t necessarily reflect modern trends and what Argentina as a country has to offer.  A new vision is being created of what the future in Argentina can look like, and it’s pretty delicious.

In this gorgeous new video called Nueva Cocina Buenos Aires, meet a whole group of the modern Argentine cooks and restaurants that are taking new, daring approaches to reinventing this country’s legendary cuisine.  There’s a lot of meat, for sure, but there’s a return to the land, to working with producers, and to saying that Argentina is much more than just a land of cattle and fire.  It’s a rich land with a rich history, and a bright future.  And as we mentioned in the headline, you’ll probably want to book your ticket now, because the getting is just too good.  Provecho.

The Highlights: Feria Masticar 2014 – Comer Rico Hace Bien! (ES)

By Martha Mendes

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[Martha Mendes]

By the size of the line to get into Masticar 2014, it was easy to see that it was going to be a great event. Throughout the four days of the event, the waiting time to get into the grand pavilion was no less than an hour, and many gave up even trying when they realized that the line stretched around the corner. Nevertheless, those who remained committed to their goal didn’t regret it.

Inside the festival, the creme de la creme of Argentine cuisine got together amongst 36 different stands. Besides eating well, those who managed to get in had the chance to be waited on by famous chefs and to take advantage of chatting them up. The fair also brought together 75 producers from the region who bought the freshest, most representative products of Argentina, making for the best example of the fair’s theme “Comer Rico Hace Bien.” For those interested, there was also a program full of conferences led by those who know their way around a pot.

BsAs’ Oviedo Pops Up At Lima’s Maras This Wednesday and Thursday (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio]

[El Comercio]

Although Peruvian food has been steadily making its way across South America for the past few years now, this Wednesday and Thursday, Lima will get a taste of Porteño cuisine from one of Latin America’s 50 Best.  Oviedo’s owner, Emilio Garip, together with chef Ramón Chiliguay and pastry chef Próspero Velazco will join forces with Maras’ Rafael Piqueras for a two-night-only culinary tour that will mix the soul of Argentine Cuisine with the ingredients of Peru.  Tickets to the event are S./ 280 and can be reserved by calling 201-5023 / 201-5000, extension 6564.  Although Lima is already home to a variety of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants, this will be a chance for Limeños to get a taste of what the other side of the Andes are like.  For the complete menu, click here.  [via El Comercio]