My Recipes|Luke Chavez


March 16, 2023

Luke Chavez


As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about food, I am endlessly fascinated by the origin stories of the diverse ingredients used in modern kitchens. For example, how crops which were integral to the pre-Columbian indigenous peoples of the Americas such as chocolate, vanilla, chili peppers, tomatoes, squash, beans, and corn, found their way onto Spanish trade ships headed back to Europe and forever changed the global diet. Add to that list, the humble potato, which was first cultivated by the ancient cultures of Peru and introduced to Europe in the late sixteenth century.

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