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A Peruvian Chef Working In La Paz Has Insulted The Whole Of Bolivia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Peru.com]

[Peru.com]

It came as a bit of a shock this past Wednesday when Jardín de Asia, a Bolivian-influenced Japanese restaurant with locations in both Santa Cruz and La Paz, came out with a statement via Facebook expressing that the views of their chef and his comments do not reflect the views and values of the restaurant.  It was unclear what had happened, though quite obvious that their chef had, in some way, put his foot in his mouth.  News broke yesterday that the chef in question, Daniel Dávila Yika, a Peruvian who’d been living and working some time in Bolivia, made some rather harsh statements against Bolivia–as in, the whole of Bolivia and its culture–on his own Facebook page.

There Are Peruvian Restaurants In Finland, Italy, and Belgium (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Logo Lounge]

[Logo Lounge]

Yesterday via both Twitter and Facebook, Peruvian empire builder Gastón Acurio started giving shout outs to Peruvian restaurants in countries around the world, from Sweden to Italy and even Thailand.  Proud of all that his homeland has done to promote its cuisine to the world, he created quite a list of restaurants in places that you might never imagine having such international cuisine.  If you’re living anywhere in the world but Peru, but need a taste of South America’s hottest culinary destination, have a look at the list below.  You just might be in luck.

Ayer a través de Twitter y Facebook, el Peruano armador de empirios Gastón Acurio empezó a dar gritos a varios restaurantes peruanos en países de todo el mundo, desde Suecia a Italia e incluso Tailandia.  Orgulloso de todo lo que su patria ha hecho para promover su cocina al mundo, creó una gran lista de restaurantes en lugares que no se podría imaginar tener tanta cocina internacional.  Si vives en cualquier parte del mundo aparte de Peru, pero necesita una prueba del destino culinario más caliente de Sur América, echa un vistazo a la lista abajo.  Posible que tendrás suerte. 

Last Night’s Master Chef Chile Premiere Crushed Social Media (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Socialmente]

[Socialmente]

Although we’re not going to be doing weekly updates of Master Chef Chile like we have been with Top Chef, it seems as though viewers will be giving more than their fair share of weekly support.  Last night’s premiere of the Chilean version of the show became a trending topic on Twitter not just in Chile, but worldwide.  In just two hours after the show, from 23:00 to 1:00 this morning, more than 10,000 users created over 30,000 comments on social media about the show, tagged with the #MasterChefChile hashtag.  Apparently even a scandal over the casting wasn’t enough to steer away viewers.  In fact, it might have made the show that much more appealing.

According to Socialmente, a social media tracking site, 10,123 unique users generated 32, 526 mentions about the show, 68% of which were positive.  Even Top Chef, with its dedicated fan base, hasn’t hit such heights on social media since its premiere five weeks ago.  Producers will most likely be taking some notes.  Regardless, the buzz that both shows have generated shows a genuine interest from the Chilean public in a new era of food and gourmet eating, which will hopefully mean good things for the local dining scene.  Happy watching.