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Chef Gaston Acurio highlights Peruvian gastronomy's importance

Cocinero peruano Gastón Acurio. Foto: ANDINA/Difusión.

Cocinero peruano Gastón Acurio. Foto: ANDINA/Difusión.

14:59 | Lima, Jun. 10.

Celebrated Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio is part of an innovative campaign, which analyzes the evolution, and perspectives of the Inca country's gastronomy, as well as its international presence and essential role in the economy, Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed Monday.

In a video —promoted and supported by PromPeru and Oxford Business Group— Acurio highlighted the decisive role of gastronomy in boosting tourism and the nation's image. 

"The cuisine, as we understand it today, which is the one that the world knows, is the result of the wonderful miscegenation that we have in Peru," the chef expressed. 

Likewise, he recalled Peruvian gastronomy currently celebrates an important moment, since it has achieved a global reach in the last 25 years, adding it represents a great opportunity to increase culinary tourism. 

It should be noted that —according to the 2017 Foreign Tourist Profile— the Inca country's cuisine is the fifth motivation to visit Peru, while 82% of respondents consider the nation as a "gastronomic tourism destination."

Furthermore, the study pointed out that 3 out of 10 travelers have eaten Peruvian food in their country of origin. Said preference for gastronomy generates a demand for agro-export products. 

PromPeru and Oxford Business Group

OBG Public Relations and Video Content Director Marc-Andre de Blois indicated the interview with Acurio offers a vision of the Inca country's cuisine, from its history to its current challenges. 

The video will be shared with over 6 million subscribers of OBG around the world through its digital channel known as: Global Platform. 

Moreover, subscribers of Dow Jones Factiva, Bloomberg Professional Services, Eikon de Refinitiv (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) will be able to access the platform as well. 

Click here to watch the video!

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Published: 6/10/2019
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