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“As a chef, I’ve always been fascinated to see not only how food can be a bridge between cultures but also its connection with history and politics.
Lima shows how Peru embraces the world through culinary influences from Africa, Spain, France, Italy, and Asia—especially Japan and China.
Everyone should taste Lima’s innovative food, visit markets like El Surquillo, and meet its people, like Gastón Acurio.
One of the world’s great chefs, he’s also adored in Peru for turning food into an agent of social change.” —José Andrés, chef and restaurateur.
The bar at Gastón Acurio’s La Mar in Lima, Peru – Photograph by Enrico Fantoni, Redux.