I was shooting video with Dave Cathey at La Brasa earlier this week, interviewing owner James Vu and chef Niel Zambrano. Cathey is working on a La Brasa feature for Wednesday, look for it in The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. The Peruvian Independence Day is July 28 (Monday), when Peru declared independence from the Spanish Empire.
Zambrano is from northern Peru, somewhat near Piura, where I spent a couple weeks back in 2012 with Kelly Fry and Becky Shafer shooting video on a mission trip. Zambrano was talking about the colorful boats his country used for fishing, etc. Peru knows a thing or two about ceviche. And food in general. A good reason to visit La Brasa!
Turns out I had footage from those boats. Here’s a short film from the seaside port of Paita, in the northwest corner of Peru, about 13 hours north up the South Pacific coast from Lima.