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Diego is an agricultural engineer and worked for several years in food security, rural development and healthy eating practices in Bogotá's surroudings including Sumapáz. He also worked with a friend who is a cook, an experience that led him to study culinary arts as a way of coming full circle in the process he had been working on for so long and that is now so popular around the world - the farm to table movement. The connection that can be made between people when cooking is a strong and important one, and Diego is well aware of this.
Having plenty of knowledge about farming around Bogotá and Colombian cuisine in general, Diego decided to embark on his greatest culinary adventure - getting to know Latin American cuisine by bike and directly from the people that cook it while sharing some of Colombia's cuisine and healthy cooking with them.
I think this is such an important project because, at least from my point of view, Latin American cuisine in general has so much more potential than people think, especially Colombian food which is often criticized by visitors. By venturing out across borders and discovering the cuisine of others you can learn a lot about your own cuisine and promote it in other countries.
Diego's adventure started a bit over ten months ago and you can follow him on his web page where he writes about his experiences with a few recipes he's picked up along the way - www.latinoamericasana.com. Fortunately there are more and more people like Diego who are genuinely interested in Colombian gastronomy. These kinds of people have the power to educate and promote our national gastronomy to the world - in this case, one pedal at a time. Good luck, Diego!