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Peru named world’s top culinary destination

Peru named world’s top culinary destination

By Manuel Vigo December 12, 2012 Peru’s cuisine continues to draw international accolades. Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Luis Silva announced, on Wednesday, that Peru has won two categories at the 2012 World Travel Awards (WTA). Peru was named ‘World’s Leading Culinary Destination’, while Machu Picchu was named the ‘World’s Leading Green Destination’. … Sigue leyendo

The Andean Quena, Peru’s Emblematic Flute

The Andean Quena, Peru’s Emblematic Flute

By Brayan Coraza Morveli with David Knowlton From ancient times Peru has been a land of flutes. Different kinds of flutes formed ensembles that played for different events and, like a calendar, marked the season’s passing. Even today, though, in Cuzco one can hear every kind of music that plays in international ears, these flutes continue. … Sigue leyendo

Lima’s sandwich boom

Lima’s sandwich boom

    Gestion Translated and adapted by Alix Farr November 16, 2012   In the book, “Gastronomic Chronicles,” Jorge Salazar remembers John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, whose passion for playing cards meant that he would never leave the game table, even to eat. He would ask that he be served a small snack of … Sigue leyendo

Renovation of Convent de Sant Francesc – David Closes

Renovation of Convent de Sant Francesc – David Closes

http://inhabitat.com/modern-interventions-used-to-renovate-the-crumbling-sant-francesc-church-in-spain/

The Catalan town of Santpedor could have demolished its crumbling convent and church to make way for a new and improved cultural center, but instead they chose to preserve and upgrade the space. Catalan architect David Closes was hired to lead the renovation of the Sant Francesc Convent and preserve this historic legacy of the space. Using modern interventions and materials, Closes shores up the ruin with glass, concrete and steel walls, staircases, and ramps. Walking through the bright and airy renovated space is a bit like exploring an archeological dig

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WALSTROM HOUSE BY JOHN LAUTNER

WALSTROM HOUSE BY JOHN LAUTNER

John Lautner was a California based architect that built very inspiring public buildings and private residences. The Walstrom house was constructed in 1969 into the side of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles. My main interest in this home is of course the use of wood, but also the … Sigue leyendo

Pisco in Asia

Pisco in Asia

Originalmente publicado en Things that Fizz & Stuff:
Peru’s national spirit goes to Asia. Peru to promote Pisco in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Beijing Entrepreneurs, bar representatives and experts in spirituous beverages from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Beijing (China) will be able to try Peru’s national drink Pisco for the first time during…