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Preview: Mistura 2013

Mistura 2013, one of the culinary world’s most eagerly anticipated festivals, is amping up to hit Lima, Peru from September 6th through the 15th and as more details emerge it seems like this will be the biggest and busiest yet.

Organizers APEGA have found a new home for Mistura, relocating this massive celebration of Peru’s gastronomic and cultural diversity to the coast, the Costa Verde of Magdalena del Mar. Here, a short distance north of the popular Miraflores district, the festival will sprawl over two and a half kilometers of coastline; this new location is as much an attempt to spread out the massive crowds expected as to highlight this years’ theme – water and the sustainable use of Peru’s aquatic resources.

Peru’s explosion onto the world’s culinary scene is in a large part thanks to the ingenuity and talent of the country’s top chef-entrepreneurs like Gaston Acurio, but is built on an incredible biodiversity that stretches from the sea and rivers to the jungles and the high Andes. It is this diversity of raw products and the various gastronomic sub-cultures that grew up from them that Mistura’s organizers are showcasing with the 12 ‘worlds’ on offer at this year’s festival.

Next up, a look at the 12 worlds of Mistura...

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