Review: Lima Floral

This might be one of the prettiest blog post I’ve created… Considered one of London’s top Peruvian restaurants, Lima Floral in Covent Garden makes art out of Peruvian food. The younger sibling of Michelin Starred Lima in Fitzrovia, Lima Floral is yet another success story for founders Virgilio Martinez and Robert Ortiz. Less fussy and…

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My First Feijoada

It really does pain me that I missed out on Brazil. It remains high up on my bucket list and I keep discovering more reasons why I need to go. Well, tonight I discovered another…feijoada. Whilst it is Portuguese in origin, feijoada is the one of the classic Brazilian dishes. This hearty stew is traditionally made…

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Review: Andina London

A few weeks ago, I finally went for dinner at Andina. I’m actually a little embarrassed that it’s taken me so long, as I travel past it every day and took a Pisco Sour Masterclass there over a year ago. If you’re not familiar with it, Andina London is the second restaurant from Ceviche‘s Martin…

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Review: Brunch @ Cau Guildford

Let’s talk about brunch. It’s a topic I love to spend time discussing. For me, brunch is the best thing about weekends, (after lie-ins, of course) and it’s so much more than just a meal time…it’s a social event. Restaurants love to put their own spin on brunch, so it’s no longer limited to the…

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New Kids on the Block: Señor Ceviche and Pachamama

Summer may be drawing to an end but there’s still plenty to be excited about; we have two more Peruvian restaurants coming to London! Peruvian food is taking the capital by storm. Just three years ago, I had but a handful of South American restaurants to review. Nowadays it’s a very different story – I…

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12 South American Foods to Try at the Source

I confess, I’m a bit of a moonlighter. By day I work in travel, by night I write about food. Of course, these two things are destined to go hand-in-hand, so it was only a matter of time before I got the chance to channel my South American food expertise into my day job. Here’s…

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Don Ceviche Masterclass at Ceviche

Happy National Pisco Day!  Today is a day of celebration for Peru’s national drink, Pisco. Peru’s day of celebration also happened to coincide with my masterclass at Ceviche in Soho. A birthday present from my lovely friends, I visited Martin Morales’ flagship restaurant to learn the secrets of creating the perfect ‘Don Ceviche’, whilst sipping a…

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Meet My World Launch Party – Amantani and Andina

Peru is a country close to my heart. Ever since I spent time volunteering in the small communities outside Huancayo in the Andes, I’ve felt an emotional attachment to the children who grow up in the isolated and rural areas of Peru. I’ll never forget how eager the children were to learn and how excited…

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Pisco Sour Masterclasses at Andina

I’m a fussy cocktail drinker. When it comes to my alcoholic beverages, I prefer a sour drink to a sugary sweet concoction. So it’s no surprise that I love a good Pisco Sour. As the national cocktail of Peru, the Pisco Sour is quite unique. Pisco itself is a relatively unknown spirit; a grape brandy…

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Review: Cau, Blackheath

It’s now been over 2 years since I started blogging and campaigning for South American food – where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday that I was writing up (very amateur) recipes back in Guildford, where the only South American restaurant in the area for me to review was the vibrant and trendy…

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Recipe: Aji de Gallina

There’s a common misconception that South American food is all rice and beans. Before I went there myself, I have to admit that I was expecting something similar too. But now I know better! Now, I’m blissfully aware of fresh tangy ceviche, hot meaty empanadas and creamy nutty huancaina sauce. Of course, the basics of…

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