Nicholas Gill has spent the past decade exploring the foods and cultures in Latin America, particularly Peru.
While he would like to say he has eaten everything in Lima, “That would be a lie. I’m not even close. Every time I think I have uncovered every tuber in the Mantaro Valley, 30 more appear with colors and shapes that make them seem like they could very well be space potatoes,” Nicholas said. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, where he studied Journalism and Creative Writing at Ohio State University, Nicolas ended up in Lima, Peru, on a whim and there was no turning back.

A freelance writer and photographer, he splits his time between Lima and Brooklyn, N.Y., where he spends his days testing recipes like ice cream made from lucuma fruit or exploring market stalls in remote villages in the Andes or the Amazon.

Originally a picky eater, Nicholas outgrew that as a teenager when he began exploring the world. “When I'm traveling, I'm sometimes eating five meals a day, a lot of which ends up in my writing, either on the blog or in other publications.”
He launched, about five years ago to bring more attention to the incredible restaurants, chefs, recipes and ingredients he finds in his travels across the Americas.
“I try to keep up the best that I can in Lima, one of the world’s great and most underrated restaurant cities, and I document much of what I find on my blog, as well as for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and dozens of other food and travel magazines.”
Nicholas also has authored or contributed to dozens of guidebooks for nearly every country in the region and has appeared on the Travel Channel’s Discovery Travel & Living.

He occasionally consults for new Peruvian restaurants.

To contact Nicholas, email or on Twitter @Nicholasgill

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