Three Restaurant Observations that Will Blow Your Mind

It’s been two years since my initial travels to Latin America. During 2015, I traveled to Latin America seven times and unfortunately got sick on five of those trips. Finally the lightbulb went...

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Exciting News From South America - Part 2

If you know anything about food, you obviously know that Peru sits atop of the world with respect to deliciousness and creativity. Three or four years in a row Peru has been voted the #1 culinary...

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Noticias emocionantes desde Suramérica - Parte 2

Si usted es amante de la comida, muy probablemente sabe que Perú está en la cima del mundo en lo que se refiere a creatividad y sabores. De tres a cuatro veces Perú ha sido elegido como el destino...

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Exciting News from South America Part 1

For those of you who follow us, you know we have been working hard on behalf of global travelers to provide more safe restaurants in Latin America. We are excited to have more and more restaurant...

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#1 Myth Foodies Should Know

It doesn’t matter how much you pay for a meal. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get a reservation at a restaurant. It doesn’t matter how beautiful and opulent the dining room is. It doesn’t...

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Getting married? - Don’t kill your wedding guests

One doesn’t have to search far on the internet to find cases of foodborne illness outbreaks that have wreaked havoc on wedding guests. The examples are primarily from the U.S. because we have...

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When tour companies choose reviews instead of standards…

I had an interesting email conversation with a tour company owner in Panama. After a brief discussion about one of our Cocina Verify restaurants in Panama, the tour company person said he had...

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The B.S. Behind International Food Shows & Videos

When are international television and internet food show hosts going to say something about food safety? Better yet, when are they going to do something about food safety in the exotic places they...

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El peligro #1 al viajar a América Latina es...

La falta de entrenamiento adecuado en seguridad alimentaria de los empleados que trabajan en restaurantes, es nuestro elegido como el peligro # 1 a la hora de viajar a América Latina. Ha sido...

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The #1 Travel Danger in Latin America is...

Lack of proper food safety training of restaurant employees is our pick for the #1 travel danger in Latin America. It’s been extremely difficult for us to find restaurant owners and chefs who care...

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