"El Hipopótamo" coffee shop.
Restaurant "Las Violetas".
Dereck Foster and Richard Tripp.
Foster was born in Buenos Aires in 1931 and except for
the period 1953-1959 spent in Spain, South Africa and other countries
outside of Argentina, has lived there all of his life. While in
Spain, he visited his first winery and his passion for food and
wine was born. He has always been a journalist specializing in
gastronomy and travel, which has allowed him to visit 36 countries
on five continents. He has been the Buenos Aires Herald's Food
and Wine columnist since 1967 and lately its Food and Wine editor.
Dereck lectures widely and for eleven years lectured on food and
drink at the Salvador university in Buenos Aires.
Tripp, or Dick as he is more commonly called, was born
in North Carolina in 1940. As an active duty officer in the US
Navy, he traveled extensively and continued to do so after his
retirement in 1988 when he moved to Brussels with his wife, a member
of the US Foreign Service, and other posts in Madrid and Buenos
Aires. Dick became interested in food and cooking when he was young
and his interest in wine started to develop in 1967 during four
years of duty in Northern California, close to the California wine
centers. He and his wife reside in El Paso, Texas.
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