De ollas y sueños
Cooking Up Dreams

Ernesto Cabellos

Peru, Documentary, 2009
75 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Could it be that an entire nation is represented through its kitchen? Crossing air, land and sea, De ollas y sueños explores Peru’s gastronomic revolution for an answer. From the most humble family kitchens to high-end restaurants, this documentary finds that Peru's cuisine is deliciously integrating with its people who have historically been marked by ethnic and economic differences. Renowned chefs such as Gastón Acurio, Ferrán Adrià, Juan Mari Arzak and Bernardo Roca Rey share their views alongside unsung chefs, who also dream of Peru's cuisine as a motor of development. Audience Award winner at Festival Filmar en América Latina (Geneva, Switzerland).


Texas Premiere


Ernesto Cabellos is an award winning Peruvian documentary filmmaker. His first feature documentary, Choropampa, el precio de oro, earned him three awards including the 2002 OCIC Cinematographic Post-Production Award at the Mar del Plata Film Festival. De ollas y sueños is his second documentary feature.


Producer: Ernesto Cabellos, Susana Araujo
Production Companies: Guarango - Tal
Screenwriter: Ernesto Cabellos
Cinematographer: Ernesto Cabellos
Editor: Lessandro Sócrates, Antolín Prieto
Sound Design: Takuo Shima, Jose Balado
Music: Martin Choy-Yin, Jose Balado
Cast: Gastón Acurio, Teresa Izquierdo, Bernado Roca Rey

de ollas y suenos


Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

Sun. April 25  5:00PM