Reviving Colombia’s gastronomical knowledge

(Atlas of the Future) With 51,330 species spread across Colombia, the world’s second-most biodiverse country creates an immense pantry for chef Leo Espinosa and her fellow citizens – of which there are 87 ethnic groups speaking 65 languages – to draw from. Given their passion to identify and strengthen this diverse heritage, in 2008 Leo and daughter Laura Hernández-Espinosa – who together lead LEO Restaurante in Bogotá – set up FunLeo, a socio-environmental foundation that revives ancestral gastronomical knowledge in these often-rural Colombian communities. FunLeo has supported more than a dozen food-based initiatives, such as creating the Providencia Black Crab Route and gastronomy labs for children on the island of Barú.

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