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Video: Renzo Garibaldi At Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

This is the video we’ve been waiting for. Last month, to kick off the 2015 season of Cocina Sin Fronteras in Buenos Aires, chef Fer Rivarola invited a couple of meat masters, Juan Gaffuri from Elena at the Four Seasons, and acclaimed Peruvian butcher-cum-chef, Renzo Garibaldi, from Lima’s Osso. The three got together for a one-night-only dinner that featured,  you guessed it, lots of dry-aged meat.

Have A Look Inside Bros, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s Hottest New Restaurant (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BROS]

[BROS]

Although the majority of culinary news coming out of Bolivia right now is focused on La Paz and Santa Cruz, a few innovative professionals are doing their best to make sure the country’s other regions get noticed, too. BROS opened back in December in Cochabamba, Bolivia, just in time to make the cut off for our Best of 2014 awards. They may not have won for best new restaurant, but their fire-roasted chicken, solid cocktails by JP Caceres, and stunning dining room still have people talking.

Video: Inside Buenos Aires’ Beloved Steakhouse, Don Julio (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Bon Appetit]

[Bon Appetit]

Although chefs, restaurateurs, and even food lovers have done their best to give light to a new wave of chefs that are trying to reinvent Argentine cuisine, it’s next to impossible for the world to shake their love of Argentine beef. Earlier this week we showed you Francis Mallmann waxing on the beauty and femininity of cooking his beloved homeland’s meat, all set to tango music and blood. Today, we’ve got another look inside the ages-old meat culture throughout Argentina, this time in one of Buenos Aires’ most renowned steakhouses.

Watch Astrid y Gastón Delight Russia With Peruvian Flavors (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Astrid y Gastón]

[Astrid y Gastón]

If you had to guess which countries are going crazy for Latin food right now, you might be surprised to find that Russia and Dubai top the lists. Dubai has recently had a string of new Latin (mainly Peruvian) restaurants open in the last couple of years. In the past few months, Russian chefs and restaurants have been going to great lengths to bring chefs from throughout Latin America over for a taste of heat and exotic flavors in an otherwise chilly landscape. Jorge Vallejo, from Mexico’s Quintonil, was in Moscow late last year. Back in December, Diego Muñoz, executive chef for Astrid y Gastón in Lima, Peru, went to wow diners with his wildly modern take on Peruvian classics.

Watch: Francis Mallmann, Tango, Meat (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nowness / Vimeo]

[Nowness / Vimeo]

Quite frankly, we really don’t get to see enough of Francis Mallmann just hanging out talking about meat. The Argentine chef, nay, legend, has perfected the craft of open flame cooking, always utilizing his home country’s native gold, beef. He may have trained in France, grew up in California, and even spent some time in Chicago, but while you may be able to take the man out of Argentina, well, you get the point.

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.

Watch Doña Paulina Make Peruvian Chicharrones For Christmas (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio / Menú Peru]

[El Comercio / Menú Peru]

Yes.  Peru is absolutely famous for ceviche.  They’re famous for smoked octopus, causas, heaping plates of fried seafood, roasted chicken, and many more dishes.  But they’re also famous for chicharrones, though not the ones you’re thinking of.  Peruvian chicharrones aren’t just the skin.  They’re the belly fat, the meat, and the skin, deep-fried in pork fat until golden, served warm with crusty bread.  And this Christmas, the whole country will be eating them.  Jealous?  You should be.

Watch Chef Carolina Bazán Give A Tour Of Santiago’s Ambrosia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[WBPStars]

[WBPStars]

It seems that restaurant rating / listing / profiling site WBP Stars has been touring Santiago, Chile and surroundings for the last week or so.  Earlier this week, they put out a profile of 99, the Providencia hot spot that opened earlier this year, serving ‘Bistronomy’-style cuisine, as well as Osaka, Alegre, and Europeo.  They also brought the video cameras along and got themselves a tour of chef Carolina Bazán’s Ambrosia, which landed on the Latin America’s 50 Best list at number 37 back in September.

Nestled on the outskirts of Santiago, Bazán and her family have cultivated a beautiful, verdant space where the chef serves up innovative, seasonal Chilean dishes.  The video is a bit slow, but Bazán and her restaurant make up for a lack of editing with a beautiful space and some decent background music to fill in the gaps.  Now that summer produce season is here, be sure and get your reservation!