As we launch Vivid Cuisine on 25th of January 2018 - we have some exciting news to share with you already for the upcoming year ahead - our confirmed trip to the world's top culinary destination for the past 5 years - Peru.
- we look forward to exploring the new pastures : South America.
Just in the last month of 2017, Peru has been crowned World’s Leading Culinary Destination for the 5th consecutive year in a row by the World Travel Awards.
As it is our first time to venture out to Peru, after previously exploring Brazil back in 2016 – we would love to hear from you on any tips of must visit places, wherever in the country it may be.
Aside of the well known Inca trails of Machu Pichu – we seek to explore the farms and the landscape of this exciting destination. Anything from qunioa farming, which is covered in controversy of whether it supports the local farmers or harms them (we seek to find out for ourselves) - to perhaps the more remote parts of the rainforest and the coastline.
We cannot guarantee to go through the 4,000 + varities of potatoes and 55+ varities of corn available in the fertile highlands of the Andes – but we will certainly give it our best shot!
Street side potato vendor
Discovering new ingredients and cultures along with the techniques that pass on through generations is probably the most exciting part of all of our adventures, so throw in your comments and suggestions below and we would be extremely grateful!
Perhaps there is even an orphanage or a remote community in need that you have previously visited and wish to reach out to them again – we would certainly do our best.
Leche de Tigre
Well, a trip this far would make little sense without the mighty talent - Thom Rigney from The Kitchen Archive, right? This is a journey that will take us around 2 to 3 weeks through the South American continent, with majority being in Peru.
If you have read our story on Warung Ibu Oka in Bali, you may know a place of similar traditional preparations in Peru, off the beaten track?
News are news – so, to finish these ones on a sweet note, we are excited to announce that we have a huge date lined up already, as will be collaborating with the incredible Virgilio Martinez and Pia León from Central restaurant in Lima during this visit…six months left to July and counting...Salud!