Mishiguene chef Tomás Kalika on early mistakes, learning in Israel and reinterpreting bubbe’s cuisine

(The World’s 50 Best blog) After entering the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list at No.50 in 2017, Mishiguene in Buenos Aires climbed an impressive 32 places to No.18 in 2018, earning the Highest Climber Award. We spoke to chef-owner Tomás Kalika about the restaurant’s success. Expelled from the first of four schools starting in second grade, 17-year-old Tomás Kalika’s immediate […]

10 of the best warming winter drinks around the world

(The Guardian) A selection of Christmas drinks that go beyond  mulled wine; our pick of the best winter tipples, from hot beer in Krakow to Chile’s pisco eggnog.  Cola de mono, Santiago de Chile Cheers: ¡Salud! Merry Christmas: ¡Feliz navidad! Translating as “monkey’s tail” (or, more crudely, “arse”), cola de mono is Chile’s quintessential Christmas and new year […]

Mendoza is the grape capital of South America – and the food is just as good as the wine

(MIC – Out of Office) Visiting Mendoza, the wine capital of South America, is a sensory experience: The Andean region is pure eye candy, with hundreds of acres of vineyards tucked close to the mountains. Between a weak peso and increased international flights to Mendoza’s El Plumerillo International Airport, it’s an ideal time to visit Argentina’s glorious wine country. You’ll want […]

Colombia’s top sommelier Laura Hernández Espinosa on fermented fruit wine and a passion for pairings

(The World’s 50 Best) While a political science degree led Laura Hernández Espinosa to undertake diplomatic missions, her heart knew better and she ditched embassy life to fuse her real passions: social development and gastronomy. Since 2009, the head sommelier at Leo in Bogotá has also been executive director of FunLeo, a foundation set up by […]