20 Innovators Changing the Way We Eat: Mark Emil Hermansen

(Condé Nast Traveler) What do you get if you take two senior Noma alumni chasing “the goosebump moment” and put them in a formerly derelict Copenhagen shipyard? The answer is Empirical, which sits somewhere between drinks brand and scientific experiment into double fermentation and low-temperature vacuum distillation. Hermansen and his business partner Lars Williams describe it as a […]

The 53 best cities in the world in 2022: 21, Buenos Aires

(Time Out) What makes us great: South America’s most culturally exciting city, Buenos Aires is a magnet for cocktail aficionados, gourmands and culture vultures, thanks to its abundance of award-winning bars and restaurants, and a buzzing arts scene with free museums, art galleries and cultural festivals that keep porteños (the Argentinian capital’s residents) entertained long into the night. […]

Argentinian visionaries

(Drinks International) Think of Argentinian wine, and your nose anticipates the concentrated plum and cherry aromas of a joyful Malbec, tastebuds salivating at the umami sizzle of a medium-rare rib-eye, its perfect partner. Perhaps it’s barrel-aged Malbec from the elevated Cafayate Valley or Perdriel grapes freshened up with carbonic maceration. No matter the style, the […]

Leo Espinosa: ‘The true path to artistic expression is cuisine’

(The Independent) A trailblazing Colombian who entered the world of fine dining at the considerably ripe age of 35 has been anointed the World’s Best Female Chef 2022. Using gastronomy as a tool for social and economic development, preserving her country’s food culture while empowering its indigenous communities, Leonor Espinosa of Restaurante LEO proves that everything is possible if you create […]

Leonor Espinosa puts Colombia on the global culinary map as The World’s Best Female Chef 2022

(The World’s 50 Best Restaurants) Leonor Espinosa’s mission goes well beyond applying haute-cuisine techniques to Colombian ingredients. The chef’s ‘ciclo-bioma’ philosophy uses gastronomy as an impetus for social and economic development in indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities – and her mission is now being more widely recognised. Recent accolades include her restaurant Leo in Bogotá, Colombia, […]

A Good City Guide to Lima with Pía León and Virgilio Martínez

(Topia) With three establishments ranked in the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, Peruvian chefs Pía León and Virgilio Martínez are unquestionably the culinary world’s most talented couple; chefs with vision who relish diverse agricultural experimentation with a long-term view. While Virgilio changed Lima’s culinary game by focusing exclusively on Peruvian ingredients for his […]

A drink with… Valeria Gamper

(Decanter) Awarded first place in the national sommellerie competition in her native Argentina three years ago, in February this year Valeria Gamper won the ASI Best Sommelier of the Americas contest 2022, which was held in Santiago, Chile. A WSET diploma student, she currently works at two-star El Molino de Urdániz in Pamplona, Spain. ‘My […]