When it comes to culinary influences, no country is turned away from the South American table. Take a pinch here, a tablespoon there and stir in a bunch of flavours from around the world. Hey France, we love your croissants, so we’re gonna make them thicker and call them cachitos. Hey China, your fried rice tastes great. How about we throw in some quinoa and call it arroz chaifa? In fact, we might just take a bunch of your ideas, fuse them with ours and call the whole movement “chifa”. From feijoada in Brazil to ceviche in Peru, South American food is not just an accompaniment - it’s the main event.