paladares

6.23.15

Argentina's Best Restaurants Are Illegal

In a volatile economy with lax government oversight, puertas cerradas (illegal restaurants run out of chefs homes) have become a way for Argentinian cooks to open low risk businesses without compromising creative control. Health codes be damned.

6.10.15

I Hung Out with Fidel Castro's Former Chef in Havana

I had come to Havana with a mission: find Fidel Castro’s chef. His restaurant is one of a growing number of paladares recently legalized by the Cuban government.