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.