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Festival of Latin cuisine in India

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Latin American cooking classes are framed in the first festival of Latin American cuisine in India, "Fiesta Latina 2014", which also features live music, dancing and sample local products

Renowned Latin American chefs taught in Gurgaon (south Delhi) dishes of the cuisine in a gourmet three-day cycle in which also participate Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Latin cuisine classes are developed in one of the kitchens of a luxury hotel and the Indian city with the participation of a dozen students, mostly women, from different countries like Spain, India or Singapore.

"Why am I here? 'Cause I love Mexican food. Nevertheless, Peruvian food was new to me and wanted to meet her," he told Efe Miriam Silva, Singapore, and now lives in Gurgaon.

It came as a surprise one of the Peruvian dishes prepared by Chef Javier Ampuero: one made ​​with one of the coolest cereal internationally for its nutritional richness, quinoa, and the other was "prepared fish with Japanese influences."

The Peruvian ambassador to India, Javier Paulinich said that this festival hope to "spread the Latin American cuisine" and noted that a vegetarian products like this Peru, like quinoa country have great success.

Ampuero confessed "impressed by the personality of Indian cuisine, which resembles that of my country for its strong flavors and because many dishes have their deepest references in ancient myths and legends."

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Mexican Gerardo Vázquez Lugo prepared based Mexican cuisine, the famous tortillas, and then explained how with them, "and cold, you can make chips that are not nachos" and that unlike these are "purely Mexican" .

"Then we did a traditional guacamole and a very old salsa: the pazkal, anything made ​​from dried chili peppers, fresh herbs like cilantro and mint, and peanuts and pumpkin seeds," said chef Vázquez.

At the end of the conference the students were very interested and funny addition to appetite to taste the prepared dishes.

Latin American cooking classes are framed in the first festival of Latin American cuisine in India, "Fiesta Latina 2014", which also features live music, dancing and sample local produce from 3 to 19 April.

Traslation Belén Zapata