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Jorge Salazar
Just Eat

(Coma y punto)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Food & Drink

  • Published: 01/06/2015
  • 143 pages

Good food not only does fill your stomach, but it also sates your imagination and becomes the stuff of memory. Coma y punto gathers short essays that are the result of travels around Europe, jaunts through the Americas, unusual journeys in Africa and Asia, and a profound knowledge of Peruvian cuisine. Jorge Salazar reveals the history behind many recipes and customs, shatters myths, and introduces unclassifiable characters, while his descriptions always make for appetizing reading. This is a book filled with generosity, wisdom and passion; a memorable after-dinner conversation and a homage to an extraordinary expert on world gastronomy.

About the author

Jorge Salazar was a writer, teacher and chef. He worked for the newspapers El Comercio, Expreso, La República, La Crónica, El Mundo and El Sol. He was an editor at Caretas magazine and a columnist for the weeklies Der Spiegel, in Germany, and Cambio 16 and La Vanguardia in Spain. He is the author of several novels and essays, including Piensan que estamos muertos, La ópera de los fantasmas, Poggi: la verdad del caso, La medianoche del japonés, Los papeles de Damasco and, posthumously, Charlas con Soledad. He was the first gastronomy professor in Peru and, in 2005, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for his Crónicas gastronómicas.