Perhaps nothing exemplifies a nation’s identity and culture more than its traditional cuisine, and therefore it is Embassy’s chef job to prepare dishes that captures the best of each nation’s cuisine. Embassy chefs themselves cultural ambassadors, sharing their national dishes for state dinners and other events, without the media attention or fanfare of other top restaurant chefs.

Read the full letter I received from José Gregorio Bracho Reyes, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Turkey.