• Why I Quit My Restaurant Empire to Start from Scratch

    My dream was to open up a Peruvian restaurant, which came true with Mo-Chica when I moved to Los Angeles. However, despite all of the accolades and success that I received with my restaurants, something didn’t feel right.

  • How to Eat the Jungle Before It Eats You

    Over half of Peru 60 is located in the Amazon rainforest, and it is here that a whole other dimension of Peruvian eats reigns supreme: jungle food.

  • Being Frank: Peru, Part 2

    In the second half of their Peruvian tasting tour, Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli swig a natural aphrodisiac ("Panty Dropper") en route to the jungle-side city of Iquitos.

  • The Amazon's Biggest Prehistoric Fish Is Delicious and Dying

    Arapaima, one of the oldest fish in the Amazon, feeds on other fish and can jump out of the water to grab a snack—like a bird or small land mammal. Its massive scales are used as nail files by people living in the area. But because it's also very tasty...