Llapingacho is one of Marcella Kriebel's favorite recipes from her travels. It is an Ecuadorian cheese-stuffed potato pancake. Juxtaposed is causa, a Peruvian dish of layered potato, shrimp and avocado.
Danny Bowien says Sichuanese cuisine is "really about balance and restraint and not having things be over-the-top spicy." Bowien's Chongqing Chicken Wings, featured in The Mission Chinese Cookbook, are pictured above.
Novelist Sunil Yapa has lived all around the globe, including in Chile, China, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina and India. He says his father, who was a consultant for the World Bank, instilled in him a sense of "the world being an interconnected place."
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