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It’s Official: Peru Wins Guinness Record for Largest Ceviche in the World

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ceviche2Following up from my earlier post, Peru today won the Guinness World Record for preparing the world’s largest ceviche weighing 4.5 tons, as Peru’s newspaper El Comercio reports.

You can watch two pictures of this historic event by clicking here.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 8, 2008 at 1:19 am

It’s Been Named the “Acurio Mania”: La Mar Photo, Reviews and Acurio’s Profile in Food & Wine Magazine

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lamar-pic2Following up from my post on Gaston Acurio’s new La Mar restaurant in San Francisco, CA, Acurio has been profiled in the November 2008 issue of Food & Wine magazine under the title “Peru’s World-Class Cuisine.”


“Once in a blue moon, an ambitious new restaurant lives up to its buzz. The principles behind La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, an outpost of a sleek, modern cebiche place in Lima, Peru (where the dish was invented), chose a dream location by the water next to the Ferry Building to open a breezy, resonant and amazingly self-assured operation. Everything about it feels right. “

— By The San Francisco Examiner, and “San Francisco Food Lovers’ Pocket Guide”

“The first U.S. branch of a Lima-based seafooder from Peruvian celebrity chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar Cebicheria Peruana is the latest arrival on the Embarcadero’s up-and-coming Restaurant Row, where it’s serving ceviche and other midpriced Peruvian fare in a setting that includes a large patio overlooking the Bay; the separate Pisco Bar and Lounge, specializing in cocktails made with the titular alcohol, faces the Downtown skyline.”

— By ZAGAT Buzz

“I was pleasantly surprised {…] All my dishes were flavorful and satisfying and yet seemed very light […] I loved the food and the atmosphere. Freshest catch in town. It’s not cheap (I would say our tab was Bar Tartine-like, maybe because of all the small courses adding up), but all in all I think I will go back. Soon.”

— By Chowhound

Written by Catherine Castro

December 4, 2008 at 1:02 am

Limited Edition Campari 2009 Calendar to Feature Celebrity and Semi-Royalty Peruvian Photographer Mario Testino

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mario-testinoIt is most likely you have ran across many of his famous celebrity photoshoots in top fashion magazines without knowing the guy behind the camera is actually…Peruvian.

Semi-royalty photographer chosen by the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry, Mario Testino today announced his work for the limited edition of the Campari 2009 Calendar, including star Jessica Alba, as an article in Peru’s RPP highlights. With a femme fatale theme, Alba is the latest addition to Testino’s roaster of celebrities’ photo shoots which include Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, respectively.

Testino’s resume also includes late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997, as well as Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss.

Mario Testino was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru. Click here to read his Vogue profile.

For the Jessica Alba Campari 2009 Calendar pictures, click here.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 3, 2008 at 1:41 am