Category Archives: Chile

Los Andinos in Madrid – A Force of Nature

As the movie Ratatouille pointed out, the ring of the familiar and the allure of the distant or not so distant past, often has a lot of influence on what is considered to be “delicious.” Indeed, various iterations of “comfort […]



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Recap: Madrid Fusión, Day 3

Welcome back to Docsconz’ coverage of Madrid Fusión 2014. Today’s was a grand show – not only do we have some brilliant minds presenting on behalf of their projects in Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, we’ve also got some intel on […]



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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No. 1

Stomping grapes in Chile to make wine – wine making has become such a science that many old time methods have become almost forgotten. This was not the case at Viñedos de Alcahuaz in Chile’s Atacama Desert, where old time […]



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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No.3

Foraging in Chile – I was exhausted after an overnight flight from Atlanta to Santiago, but was quickly rejuvenated by the opportunity to go foraging on the rocky Chilean Coast with Chef Rodolfo Guzman, his sous chef, Tommy de Olarte […]



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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2013

2013 was another exceptional year of dining for me. I got to travel a fair amount and it was my travel that wound up dominating this list. October and January were particularly memorable months for me and as good as […]



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Chile’s Casas del Bosque – A Gem of a Winery

As we approach autumn in the northern hemisphere some vineyards have begun harvesting grapes while others await the perfect moment. There is nothing quite like being around a vineyard around the time of the vendemmia. This past April, it was […]



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Foods From Chile – The Wines: Part One- Viñedos de Alcohuaz

I have never seen bluer skies than the sky I saw in northern Chile’s Elqui Valley, high up in the Andes. The sky is so clear, the area of the Atacama Desert (the Elqui Valley is at the southern edge […]



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Aqui Está Coco Means Here is Great Seafood

By the time we left Rancho Doña Maria to drive back to our hotel in Santiago I really didn’t want to think about more food, let alone eat it. We had already had a wonderful seafood breakfast at the Mercado […]



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Sunday Photo – Grape Stompin’

At Viñedos Alcohuaz high up in the Andes overlooking  Chile’s amazingly blue skied Valle de Elqui they make wines the old fashioned way. Amongst the ancient techniques they use is the time honored tradition of crushing grapes underfoot. They say […]



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Empanadas and Pork- A Day of Glorious Eating Continues at Rancho Doña Maria

The old saying is “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” That can also be applied to restaurants – at least some times. Left entirely to my own devices, I have to admit its highly unlikely that I would […]



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