June 27, 2009

Peru celebrates National Cebiche Day

On March 23rd of 2004, the National Institute of Culture of Peru (INC) declared Cebiche as Cultural Heritage, and afterwards on 2008 the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) declared June 28th as the Cebiche Day.

This year Cebiche Day is going to be celebrated for first time all around the country with several activities, including gastronomic festivals where people will enjoy the different regional variations of this delicious and trditional dish. The main celebration will be held at the fishers' pier in Chorrillos, where the Minister of Production will be present.

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May 31, 2009

EAT! Vancouver 2009

EAT! Vancouver is the biggest food, beverage and cooking festival in Canada. It was held at BC Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, from May 22nd to May 24th. The different areas or pavilions that the festival included were:

  • The Wellness Pavillion: In this area you could find organic, natural, fair trade and socially-responsible products.

  • World Culinary Travel Expo: The idea behind this area was to allow visitors to experience and discover the world through its culinary diversity. In this area you could also find numerous tour and cruise operators. Many countries were officially represented in here but there was not official Peruvian representation.

  • Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion: A meal wouldn't be complete without a proper drink. Here you were able to taste wines, beers and drinks from all around the world. Unfortunately Pisco was not present here.

  • Mott's Clamato Caesar School Stage: Over here you were going behind the bar to learn how to prepare this Canadian cocktail.

  • The Bite of Vancouver Restaurant Pavilion: Many of the Vancouver's favorite restaurants, both local and international, were serving their best and emblematic dishes. Over here we could find Brasas offering some wraps of pollo a la brasa (traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken.

  • Pets EAT! Too Pavilion: Here you could find everything for ypur favorite pet nutrition. You were able to receive expert advise and buy or get samples of different pet products.

EAT! Vancouver was also host to different culinary competitions like:

  • B.C. Chefs' Association culinary salon cooking competition

  • B.C. Chefs' Association chocolate competition

  • The seventh annual Citytv's Master Chef Competition (Iron Chef style)

May 25, 2009

Lima gets ready to celebrate Potato Day

Lima will host a food fair and an innovative cooking contest to mark celebrations for the National Potato Day on May 30th. Celebrations will include several activities during the whole week starting on May 25th. The National Potato Day is sponsored by the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Lima.

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