Colombia’s young chefs are cooking with some of the best ingredients they’ve ever tasted after a peace accord opened up previously inaccessible parts of the country. We speak to Alejandro Gutierrez and Juan Manuel Ortiz, owners of Salvo Patria restaurant, and Alvaro Clavijo of El Chato, about the impact on the restaurant scene.
When the armed conflict began between Colombia’s government and the far-left military group known as the FARC in the 1960s, the young generation of chefs leading Bogotá’s gastronomy scene today had not yet been born. Now these chefs, in their 30s, are cooking for the first time with ingredients they didn’t even know they had – because much of their country had been inaccessible until the FARC and the government signed a ceasefire agreement two years ago.
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