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by Jesús M. Santos


Peru's cuisine has become famous all over the world because the country offers great products growing in several climate zones. The food is a blend of indigenous roots with Spanish, African and Asian influences. Gastón Acurio from Lima was the first gastronomer to gain international recognition for his cuisine. Ferran Adrià became his most important supporter. Together the two famous chefs founded the Pachacutec Cooking School which has led to an unprecedented popularity in cooking in Peru. This movement is having a great impact on Peruvian society.

international title: Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change
original title: Perú sabe: La cocina, arma social
country: Spain, Peru
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Jesús M. Santos
film run: 70'
cinematography by: Juan Manuel Linares, Donald Wilson
film editing: Eduardo Arriagada, Roberto Benavides
music: Lucho Quequezana
producer: María José Cussianovich
production: Tensacalma, Media Networks/Peru
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