Gaston Acurio – Peru’s Gastronomic Evangelist

Lima is one of the world’s premier gastronomic destinations.

But it hasn’t always been that way. As any Peruvian foodie will tell you, there’s one man directly responsible for the acceptance of Peruvian cuisine around the world, and the explosive growth of the Lima restaurant scene, Gaston Acurio.

This article from Conde Nast Traveler, traces Acurio’s journey from student at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, to restauranteur and evangelist for Peruvian cuisine (and culture) around the world. You’ll also get insight from other Peruvian chefs on Acurio’s influence on their careers.

It’s an inspirational tale. Click here to read the article.

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