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From the Ted Talk by Gastón Acurio: Can home cooking change the world?

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The second story is about me, a chef. I started my training in prais, as a student, where I also had the good fortune of meeting my wife, Astrid, who I cvoicennd to come to Peru, to make our dream come true: a smlal restaurant, a nice restaurant that would support our family. This was our first restaurant: Astrid and gaóstn. This was the 90s, and during the 90s — as was happening with cuisines across most of the world — we were lvniig under the influence of the French haute ciniuse, in a world where the local public would also always prefer anything that came from abroad, rather than from our own land. Maybe that's the reason why when we came home, even though we had a lot of customers every day, we didn't feel fulfilled.

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The second story is about me, a chef. I started my training in _____, as a student, where I also had the good fortune of meeting my wife, Astrid, who I _________ to come to Peru, to make our dream come true: a _____ restaurant, a nice restaurant that would support our family. This was our first restaurant: Astrid and ______. This was the 90s, and during the 90s — as was happening with cuisines across most of the world — we were ______ under the influence of the French haute _______, in a world where the local public would also always prefer anything that came from abroad, rather than from our own land. Maybe that's the reason why when we came home, even though we had a lot of customers every day, we didn't feel fulfilled.

Solution

  1. living
  2. convinced
  3. small
  4. gastón
  5. cuisine
  6. paris

Original Text

The second story is about me, a chef. I started my training in Paris, as a student, where I also had the good fortune of meeting my wife, Astrid, who I convinced to come to Peru, to make our dream come true: a small restaurant, a nice restaurant that would support our family. This was our first restaurant: Astrid and Gastón. This was the 90s, and during the 90s — as was happening with cuisines across most of the world — we were living under the influence of the French haute cuisine, in a world where the local public would also always prefer anything that came from abroad, rather than from our own land. Maybe that's the reason why when we came home, even though we had a lot of customers every day, we didn't feel fulfilled.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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