Pablo, community gardener in San Juan de Lurigancho. He has been opening up unkept sidewalks and street dividers for trees, cacti and flowers since the first day he moved in.
[…] Boris reminds me of why I study geography. A few weeks back, he told me about an emerging hillside area in the northeast of Lima where the city’s fog accumulates densest and where he thought it could be interesting to install condensation tarps to foster urban gardening projects. I asked him to take me along on his next visit and thus got to explore Lima’s outer neighbourhoods and markets with him this past Saturday. Great!
You know, Peruvians aren’t lying when they tell you that over 3,000 varieties of potatoes are grown in their soils. Potato is called papa in Latin America, not patata!
Sunday night, by Plaza San Miguel.
At Mistura today, I also had the privilege of bumping into Yukio Hattori, president of the renown Japanese Hattori Cooking and Nutrition school, commentator on Iron Chef and one of the foremost public authorities on food in Japan.
Today, I attended Mistura, Lima’s extraordinary annual national gastronomy fair. I had little idea of what I would find other than numerous food stands representing Lima’s many restaurants and niche eateries (huariques). I discovered that it was a lot more […]. To my luck, Ferran Adrià was again present to give an inspiring talk, now with almost a full week of enjoyment in Lima and an obvious enthusiasm for the culinary energy of this country.
Creative people are relentless and incredibly disciplined at keeping their mind in a state of invention. This was made evident to me once again on Wednesday in a sports coliseum filled with 4,000 students who came out to see Catalan chef Ferran Adrià give a free talk.