Miles apart and yet so similar

The China Post
By Angela Chu
November 7, 2016, 12:07 am TWN

Meet Chef Virgilio Martinez. He’s celebrated for his restaurant’s menu, in which each dish represents a

In the current global setting, chefs Andre Chiang (江振誠), left, and Virgilio Martinez, right, shared how they hope to help the younger generation define its own heritage and thus bring respect and love for one's own cultural roots and surroundings.

In the current global setting, chefs Andre Chiang (江振誠), left, and Virgilio Martinez, right, shared how they hope to help the younger generation define its own heritage and thus bring respect and love for one’s own cultural roots and surroundings.

different altitude in Peru’s highly varied ecosystems. His restaurant, Central, was ranked fourth in the world and first in Latin America on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

After releasing his new book, which is named after his restaurant, Martinez arrived in Taiwan early last week as part of his Asia-Pacific book tour and to collaborate with renowned Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang during his stay.

Despite being friends for years, it was the first time that both chefs worked together on a “four-hands” dinner event: “RAW x CENTRAL,” which will bring a piece of Peru to Taiwan.

In between meals, the chefs stepped out of the kitchen to talk about their collaboration, how they realized the similarities between Taiwan and Peru and their philosophies on cuisine and culture.

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