You Found Us! That deserves a hearty bienvenidos as we welcome you to the inaugural issue of APPETYPE. In this issue, we “Look South” to some of our favourite cities in Latin America where we’ve had the good fortune of taking hands-on cooking classes with world-class chefs, where we’ve walked through cloud forest-covered coffee plantations to sip on truly tremendous brews and even ground our own toasted cacao beans on volcanic stone metates! We want you to hop on and enjoy the joy ride with us, because as mi papa always said, “Travel is culture and opens doors to worlds you never knew existed.” Jorge always had a way of being so right. So here’s to you and a shot of our favourite Oaxacan smoky mezcal- Mexico’s answer to whisky! Salud.