Gourmet Traveller

South America

Travel the world in search of the ultimate gourmet destinations discovering the many unique flavours that make up an area’s culinary identity...

  • Colonial Colour

    Cartagena Colonial Colour

    A vivid melting pot of Colombian, Spanish and African influences, Cartagena is one of Latin America’s most appealing cities. Its vibrant music scene is of global renown and, as Philip Sweeney discovers, the flourishing food culture is worth making some noise about, too.
  • Fresh Off The Beach

    Manta, Ecuador Fresh Off The Beach

    Its cooking could rival Peru and its lively seaside towns are awash with Latin spirit, but Ecuador keeps many of its best secrets to itself. Michael Raffael hits the coast for a taste
  • Isle of Plenty

    St. Lucia Isle of Plenty

    Its organic farms and lush landscapes are home to exotic vanilla, pineapple, papaya and thousands of cocoa trees. The island of St Lucia has a vibrant culinary culture that’s being redefined by its people. Lydia Bell ascends to a Caribbean food heaven.
  • Haute Cuisine

    Bolivia Haute Cuisine

    Its extreme altitude and vast salt flats have long captivated travellers. Now, thanks to a trailblazing restaurant project in La Paz, Bolivia is rivalling its Latin neighbours in the kitchen too. Ed Stocker pays a visit.
  • Surf & Turf

    Uruguay Surf & Turf

    A cosmopolitan crowd of chefs and hoteliers have fallen in love with the small, coastal towns and big, meaty flavours of Uruguay. It’s about time you joined them, says Michael Raffael.
  • Southern Star

    Chile Southern Star

    As Chile's economy booms, Michael Raffael discovers its local culinary and winemaking traditions are thriving with glorious results.
  • Anything Grows

    Costa Rica Anything Grows

    Volcano-hot chillies, a shot of Caribbean turtle eggs and toad water as sweet as sugar cane. Michael Raffael discovers that Costa Rica’s dizzyingly diverse terrain yields a kaleidoscopic cuisine.

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