Tiradito: The Best Fish Ceviche in Montreal From a Peruvian, Gaston Acurio-Trained Chef

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I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in my life hunting for amazing ceviche, and I'm so happy to say Montreal now has a place doing a decent version with fish. Anyone (even me, even you) can do a tasty version with cooked Nordic shrimp or snow crab. But to do a raw version … [Read more...]

Peruvian Ceviche is Not Mexican Ceviche

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I don't know if I was ever more disappointed in myself than when I realized that I'd never cooked ceviche before... ...because goodness knows I've eaten more than my fair share. I basically had it every other day for two months in Lima, Peru and almost order it (and am … [Read more...]

Interview with Chef Henry of El Almazen Organic Restaurant in Lima, Peru

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Almazen is the only organic vegetarian restaurant in Lima, Peru. It's been open for four years, and is run by Henry Vera and his wife, Mariella Matos. But it's really a 30-year old project in the making. Henry is the kind of chef that leaves his kitchen to walk individual diners … [Read more...]