Diego Munoz: The Culinary Force of Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru

International gastrotravelers to Lima tend to plan their itinerary around a reservation at Astrid y Gaston especially since the move to its re-location last year to the grand premises of Casa Moreyra. Personally I enjoy every opportunity to visit with Diego and indulge in his beautiful food and feel fortunate to know this very intelligent…

David Toutain of Paris, France: Building A Strong Foundation

In 2012 I was in the audience at the San Sebastián Gastronomika when David Toutain announced that later that month he would be leaving Agape Substance in Paris. Then in 2013 he opened the doors to his David Toutain restaurant that within days became one of the hardest reservations to score in Paris. This year…

Ana Roš of Hiša Franko: Gelinaz! Shuffle and Slovenian Cuisine

Ana Ros is an articulate, intelligent and fascinating woman with many facets to her life and persona. She is the perfect example of a person using their will and determination to shine as a culinary star in a comparatively unknown part of the world. I will stay tuned for what she does next and cooks…