Argentina announces Trevelin as new Patagonia GI

(Decanter) Southern latitude, 17 hours of daylight and grape-and-icicle-draped vineyards in summer paint a vivid picture of extremity in Trevelin, the newest addition to Argentina’s GI (Geographical Indication) collection. Trevelin is located between 43°07”S and 43°18”S in Futaleufú department in the northwest of Chubut Province, Patagonia. Its approval, granted on 6 August, presents a welcome […]

Sowing a potato revolution in the Andes

(Atlas of the Future) Few chefs have the vision and skill to sow 223 varieties of native potatoes on their Andean restaurant’s high-altitude farmland, replicating the efforts of a neighbouring Inca agricultural research centre with a contemporary model in order to improve tuber genetics while collaborating with two indigenous communities. But Virgilio Martínez is doing […]

Sommeliers get a Taste of the ‘New Normal’

(Fine Dining Lovers) While wine bars reacted to Covid-19 emergency lockdown restrictions (relatively) easily, sommeliers in restaurants have dug deep to continue connecting diners to wine and other drinks. Many establishments are only open for delivery, while others in more advanced recovery phases are operating with limited capacities. But beyond the obvious difficulty of sampling […]

Meet the Peruvian farmer who turns potatoes into ‘wine’

(Fine Dining Lovers) Born to potato farmers in Peru’s Cusco region, Manuel Choqque Bravo’s playground was the fertile Andean land where his family cultivated tubers at 3,740 metres above sea level. He’d while away days in the field, terrorising his younger siblings with strange-looking potatoes such as pumaqmaquin (Quechua for puma’s paw) or snacking on potato leaves and […]

Coronavirus. Cómo lo enfrentan los chefs argentinos en el mundo

(La Nación/Lugares) Postergaciones, reconversiones y delivery son las recetas aplicadas por los cocineros argentinos en el exterior. El caso de Sunae Asian Cantina en Filipinas, La Cabrera, Fayer en Madrid y Zoilo en Londres. Como chef ejecutiva de Canta Lola, un restaurante de fusión peruana y nórdica en Estocolmo, a punto de abrir en julio, Manuela Carbone está a […]