It is difficult to resist the aromas and flavors of Peruvian cuisine. For this reason, the prestigious streaming channel Netflix announces the premiere of "Street Food Latin America", the new program that runs through the busiest stalls and huariques in the entire region, where Peruvian food stands out for being a real challenge for all our senses.
In the recently released trailer, you can see the popular Mexican tortillas, stews and broths, fried fish as well as the delicious Cebiche, Peru's flagship dish, which has just been imposed for the second consecutive year as the most popular dish in South America according to the gastronomic portal Taste Atlas.
"Street Food Latin America" opens this July 21
It is known worldwide that the Latin American culinary tradition shines in Peru, one of the 17 countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, with the greatest secrets of Amazonian, Andean and coastal cuisine.
From the creators of “Chef’s Table”, “Street Food Latin America” honors the diversity of Latin American peoples that offer the best of culinary heritage through real, authentic food, which is street food.
Smells and flavors on the go
The starting point of this documentary is the popular character of culinary proposals. It focuses on the traditional habit of eating away from home, drinking away from home, gathering outside the home, always as a party in progress (of course, whenever the conjuncture allows it).
"Street food is in our DNA. Travel to Latin America where they dance, they toast for life (...). And meet [the] local stars of [the] street food”, invites the series trailer.
The program also documents the commitment and creativity of millions of Latin Americans for whom food on the go is the best hope of progress for their homes. There is a human chronicle behind each food stall. And it is a meeting place for those who want to quell hunger, whether in winter, summer, in the rain, when leaving the office or at work.
A world custom
Last year, the same creators launched the Asian version of the series, titled "Street Food Asia", in which they visited the main huariques (restaurants of tasty seasoning, although little known or of exclusive access) of Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Now, the route goes through Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
"Street food vendors are an integral part of a country's culture, they bring to life the wealth of a city, preserve traditions while delighting the people and communities around them", explained Brian McGinn, executive producer of "Street Food”.
"If someone has to taste real food, authentic food, it has to be street food", says one of the Asian protagonists of the documentary.
“It is a chaotic food paradise. It is a portal to a world of culinary heritage. People have been preparing the same dish for 40, 50, 60 years. They never went to a cooking school", says another.
"It takes a lot of strength and a lot of sacrifice". "I wanted to surrender more than once but there was a reason not to: my family", are other testimonies.
It's time to celebrate the real food, the one that smokes in the streets of the big cities where life can get tough, but the flavors are still crisp and tasty as always.