Plantains – Platanos

Plantains – Platanos

What is plantain? This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked, every time I put a menu down. In my own style I describe it as a starchy banana and get on with the food order. It is about time that I offer a public apology to those lovely customers,...
Ajiaco

Ajiaco

Ajiaco is a chicken and potato soup, and a regional variation on the better-known sancocho. It originates from Colombia’s capital, Bogota, in the Altiplano region of the country. This region lies 2,600 meters above sea level, making a warming winter broth a suitable...
Margarita

Margarita

No one knows who invented the margarita. Its origins are as mysterious as the pyramids, but with more hangovers. Margaritas are pretty ubiquitous, and you can get them from some horrible frozen margarita machine, one of my pet hates!!!!!! But the real deal is so much...
Carmenere

Carmenere

Running a restaurant I get asked a lot about recommending wines, as our wine list is mainly South American. I drink a lot of these types of wines, even though at home I tend to have a broader choice, late last year for instance we drank lots of French wines, inspired...

The History of Latin Music in London

We would like to share this article about Latin music in the Uk, written by Amaranta Wright from Candela Live, a London base Latin music and culture promoters. Notwithstanding the cheesy album covers, Candela explores the rich and idiocyncratic story of Latin Music in...