Latin America

Interview: Mauro Colagreco, Mirazur

“We have all this work that we’ve been doing for years and now we really need to value it. It’s going to be amazing to feel proud of all our work.”

Five exciting Latin American restaurants

Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, the husband-and-wife team behind three-time Best Restaurant in Latin America, Central, have – quite literally – changed the landscape with their new restaurant, Mil.

Interview: Pía León, Kjolle

“There was always that fear that Kjolle wouldn’t live up to Central. I took a risk but I decided to do it, and luckily we have a strong team.”

Interview: Alex Atala, D.O.M.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the majority of Brazilians have never eaten the Brazilian ingredients that I serve. There’s a disconnection between man and food.”

Food trip: Mexico

Sometime in late 2003, I found myself standing on the roadside in Querétaro, three hours north of Mexico City, clumsily eating a bistec taco with lime juice dribbling down my arm.

Interview: Leonor Espinosa, Leo

While most global foodies can identify ceviche as a Peruvian dish and tacos as Mexican, many would be hard-pushed to name a typically Colombian bite.

Interview: Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme

“Everyone at Cosme says serving President Obama was one of the most beautiful moments they’d ever had. When I talk about it, I get goose bumps.”

Where to eat in Baja California

You could be forgiven for thinking Tijuana is a low-budget Las Vegas. But beyond its seedy strip is Mexico’s fastest-growing gastronomic hub

Interview: Chef Virgilio Martínez, Central

“Ten years ago, we were talking about the Peruvian gastronomic boom, but for us, that boom has been and gone. It’s important to talk about the present, and what’s important in the present is that people come to my restaurant and have a good time”

London’s best Peruvian food

After the success of Lima – the first Peruvian restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star – chef Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel and Jose Luis Gonzalez, are opening a second site in Covent Garden

Incaredible: the rise of Peruvian food

Flash back only 10 years and most people wouldn’t even have heard of ceviche, let alone eaten it. But the dish has become so popular that Waitrose executive chef Jonathan Moore has dubbed it “the new sushi”

Bloomberg News

I worked as an editor and reporter for Latin America at Bloomberg News from 2008 to 2012 and contributed to Bloomberg Markets from 2005. Most of my writing can only be found on the Bloomberg Terminal (subscriber-only) but the following is a selection from Bloomberg.com