Ask a Chef: Where to Eat in Lima, Peru

For our travel issue of JBF Notes, we asked top toques about their favorite international locales for culinary inspiration. Below, JBF Award winner Rick Bayless shares his picks for Lima, Peru:

 

Malabar

 

“Lima has all the right components to be a world-class food city: a rich history, incredible ingredients, and ambitious chefs.”

 

Malabar is a great example of modern Peruvian cooking—if you plunked this place down in New York, it’d be the most popular restaurant in town.

 

El Chinito and La Lucha are two great spots for one of Peru’s quintessential eats: the pork sandguches (sandwiches).

 

If you can get there during Mistura, the huge food festival, you’re in for a fine time. When I was there I fell in love with the chancho en palo (boned-out pigs roasted over huge fires), the sparkling ceviches,... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 8, 2014

Tomatoes

 

Chefs weigh in on the difference between cherry and grape tomatoes. [Food Republic

 

The growing market for raw milk leads producers to seek regulations. [NPR

 

Forget kugels and knishes: Syrian Jewish cooking isn't something you'll find in a New York Deli. [PRI

 

Chaos surrounds India's "water ATMs," as a drought worsens in New Delhi. [CNN

 

Not just the perfect picnic food: watermelon has great health benefits. [... Read more >

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Eye Candy: White Chocolate Mousse with Geranium Ice Cream and Huckleberries

 

Even if you make it out to the Bay Area this year, chances are you’d have to pull a few strings to get into Sons & Daughters, the Michelin-starred, constantly evolving, 28-seat hot spot helmed by chef Teague Moriarty. Luckily, last month Beard House guests were able to reserve seats for a taste of his team’s modern New American cuisine. For dessert, the innovative chefs served this stunning white chocolate mousse with geranium ice cream and huckleberries—and from the oohs and ahs in the dining room, its virtues weren't solely aesthetic.  

 

View this event's menu and details here. For upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar. Photo by Tom Kirkman.

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Expo Milano: The Food World Is Coming to Italy Next Year

Expo Milano: The Food World Is Coming to Italy Next Year

 

“I’m proud to announce today that the United States will participate in the Expo. And together with our partners, we’re going to put together an outstanding USA pavilion that showcases American innovation to improve agriculture and nutrition and the health of people around the globe.”
—President Barack Obama, March 27, 2014, Rome

 

Fifty years ago this April, the 1964 New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing, Queens. Visitors were given a vision of the future (picture phones, computer modems, a space-age kitchen) and a taste of the exotic (America’s first Belgian waffle). Many people’s knowledge of world’s fairs began and ended in Flushing. But the tradition of these global events, which originated in London in 1851, continues to this day. Four years ago, 75 million people visited the Shanghai Expo. And next year the party moves to Europe for Expo Milano 2015. 

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A World of Possibilities

Allan Karl’s three-year tour of five continents led to some delicious discoveries

 

In 2005 Allan Karl began a solo journey around the world by motorcycle. He left behind a successful career in marketing, sold nearly everything he owned (including a wine collection rich in Screaming Eagles, Shaffers, and Harlans), and packed what remained in twin panniers affixed to his bike. As he planned the trip, friends and family tried to dissuade him, fearing for his safety, but he persisted with a smile.

 

“It’s my nature to be open and curious and happy to meet people, and I worked from the perspective of  a goodwill ambassador,” says Karl. “I believed then, and I still believe, that the world is a safe place, full of curious people, open to learning and sharing with each other.” 

 

He left Newport, California, on Independence Day, and came home three years later, having traversed 35 countries on five continents, covering 62,000 miles in total. Drawing on his extensive notes and ph... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 7, 2014

Dark Chocolate

 

A new study shows that dark chocolate can really get your blood flowing. [NPR

 

Brew-specific glassware could improve the taste of your pint. [Popular Science

 

These days Americans expect more from their fast food. [CNN

 

Do you know the difference between a buckle and a betty? [Serious Eats

 

Brazilian hot dog makers transform your favorite team into a tasty dog. [... Read more >

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JBF in the News: Women in Culinary Leadership Panel

Women in Culinary Leadership Panel

 

Eater National has a handy roundup of quotes from our recent Women in Culinary Leadership Panel, held at New York City's Vermilion last week. The panel featured Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, Top Chef champion Kristin Kish, JBF's Susan Ungaro, Vermilion's Susan Ungaro, and chef and restaurateur Michael White, whose company, Altamarea Group, has been praised for its numerous and high-ranking female employees. The discussion, moderated by Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, focused on ideas for advancing and empowering women in the restaurant industry.

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Throwback Thursday: An Ode to Brazil's National Dish

Feijoada

 

As hundreds of thousands of soccer devotees flock to Brazil for the World Cup, the global spotlight has never been brighter on the country’s culture and traditions. However, long before FIFA, former JBF director of publications (and current executive vice president) Mitchell Davis, was charmed by Brazil and its national dish, feijoada. For his contribution to the “Galloping Gourmets: Culinary Postcards from Abroad” feature in the, Summer 1996 issue of Beard House magazine, he offered his culinary insight on the savory stew:

 

“Brazil: A National Treasure” 
By Mitchell Davis

 

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, so it’s no wonder each of its states has a distinct cuisine—from the succulent braised dishes of Minas Gerias to the palm-nut-oil-and-coconut-rich foods of Bahia. One dish, however, crosses state lines. On almost every Saturday afternoon in almost every inch of the country’s 3.3 million square miles, Brazilians participate in a... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 3, 2014

Margaritas

 

The many origin stories of the margarita. [History Channel

 

Chinese oenophiles have acquired a taste for South African wines. [Bloomberg

 

A doctor in Seattle might have solved the peanut allergy issue. [NBC

 

There's more to simple syrup than just sugar and water. [Food Republic

 

The California Strawberry Commission fights to keep strawberry breeding a public affair. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Creamed Summer Corn

Creamed Summer Corn recipe

 

Today's recipe comes from Ad Hoc at Home, one of Thomas Keller's many indispensable cookbooks. Fans of elote, the popular Mexican street food, will recognize the addictive combination of lime, cayenne, and cream.

 

Get the recipe here.

 

 

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