Just a few years ago, there were no well-known Iberian-American cooks, except Francis Mallmann from Argentina. Today, there are boldface names in nearly all countries, star-studded cooks, chefs with the ability to recreate and innovate, without –of course- letting go of their roots and the traditions of each and every nation.

In that sense, Peru leads the pack thanks to a peculiar character named Gaston Acurio. He’s more than just a head cook. He’s a natural leader who set going such special shows or scenes as Mistura. He’s managed to open a number of schools or teaching centers where thousands of Peruvian children learn how to cook. Right now, he runs restaurants in several Hispanic American nations and in Spain.