Courtesy Onur Usmen

Travel is one of the surest ways to gain a food education.

Next year, I’m partnering with a travel company to accompany a tour to Peru. I’ve helped develop the itinerary based on my enthusiasm for eating and my interest in indigenous cultures.

The tour centers around Mistura, a large food event in Lima, but we’ll also be cooking with local folks in their homes, and, of course, checking out archaeological zones in Cusco, Machu Picchu and at smaller sites throughout our trip.

This is my first foray into this kind of venture, and you can find out more here:


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David Hammond

David Hammond, a corporate communications consultant and food journalist living in Oak Park, Illinois, is a founder and moderator of, the 8,500 member Chicago-based culinary chat site. David...