Ignacio Medina

Ignacio Medina (Madrid 1955) has done a little bit of everything within gastronomic journalism, which has been his profession for 31 years, ever since he joined Club de Gourmets as chief editor. Anything from restaurant critiques—for El País, El Mundo, El Sol, Panorama, Guía del Ocio de Madrid, Cosas Perú, Poder…—to television as a scriptwriter for Karlos Arquiñano’s first 300 programs, or radio, with Concha García Campoy or Carles Francino. He is the author of 81 cookbooks, the last two—“ede.pe” in collaboration with Gastón Acurio and Ferran Adrià, and “Mamá, yo no quiero ser Gastón”—published in Peru, where he’s been living for four years. He currently publishes a weekly column in the American and Brazilian editions of El País, another in Somos, the daily supplement in Lima’s El Comercio, and a weekly restaurant critique in El Comercio proper. He also works in social responsibility projects associated with coffee and cocoa value chains in various zones of the Peruvian jungle. He directs the Server School in Pachútec.