On behalf of Sounds and Colours, I went on a mission to discover Latin American food in London, and the search had me visit restaurants of Argentinian, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian food, as well as a couple that... Read Article
Yerba mate is the Southern Cone take on that ubiquitous drink/food/dance you are told you must try when you visit any foreign country. You receive it, take a sip and wait for the person in front of you to... Read Article
In the first of a new series of restaurant reviews, Barnaby Simons visits Cabana in Central St Giles Piazza, which promises ‘Brasilian barbecue at its best’.
Last month we took a look at cachaça, the spirit of choice for Brazilians, and people visiting Brazil. Now, we’re going to look at some of the cachaças on the market, and find out which make for the... Read Article
Latin America and the Caribbean are major producers of sugar cane and it’s rather more interesting by-products - aguardiente de caña (known as cachaça in Brazil) and rum. Brazil is the producer of aguardiente de caña par excellence – any visitor to the North East of the country cannot fail but notice the vast swaying sea of sugar cane.
It is 7 am. I have just arrived in Canelos, a remote Kithwa community of the Pastaza Province, the oldest one in the whole Ecuadorian Amazonian jungle. I jump on the back of a camioneta, a pick-up used... Read Article
In the streets, in the bus, on the beach, at the office, at home… Wherever you go, you will see someone sipping it, with flask under their arm. What is it about? Mate. This drink refers to a... Read Article
When grapes came to the New World in the 16th century, first to the Parras, Coahuila, Mexico and later to Peru, Chile and elsewhere in South America, it was with the fervent devotees of the True Cross and... Read Article
What binds Indian food to that of Ecuador, the South American nation straddling the equator? ‘Similarities in cooking technique,’ says visiting Ecuadorian celebrity chef Edgar Leon. ‘The way we prepare stock as a base for fish and meat... Read Article