PERU: Todd English + Inkaterra- A Great Recipe!
FOOD TRIP WITH TODD ENGLISH
WINS 2010 JAMES BEARD AWARD
FOR ITS ALL-PERU EPISODE
New York – May 3, 2010: Celebrity chef Todd English won the award for “Best Television Special” at last night’s 2010 James Beard House Foundation Awards, for the Peru episode of PBS’s Food Trip with Todd English, which featured chef English aboard Aqua Expeditions‘ luxury Amazon cruise and cooking at Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
The winning hour-long episode of Food Trip, filmed on-location in the Peruvian Amazon, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, highlights the best of Peruvian cuisine. In the Amazon, chef English was guided by Peruvian star chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and visited local markets, where he sampled various exotic ingredients. Amazonian snails and catfish from a local market served as inspiration for a ceviche-cooking segment aboard the luxury vessel MV Aqua, which was topped off with Chef Schiaffino’s special Camu Camu Pisco Sour.
In the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, chef English ventured off-road to traditional eateries, sampled corn beer and climbed to the top of the ruins at Machu Picchu. Chef English also made his way to the lush grounds of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel where he cooked lomo saltado, a Peruvian signature dish. Built to blend into 12 acres of Cloud Forest, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel served as the perfect location and backdrop for the episode since the hotel’s organic gardens, tea plantation, and bee colony supply fresh ingredients for the various on-site restaurants.