Travel across the world to meet a diverse group of artisans committed to keeping ancient food traditions alive. In a private kitchen just outside Hong Kong, a chef draws upon old village recipes and time-intensive techniques to secretly prepare dishes for a dining room of just eight people. In Chile, the birthplace of potatoes, you’ll meet a woman who has dedicated her life to preserving Chile’s unmatched tuber diversity of more than 200 varieties. Along southern India’s Malabar Coast, local men enjoy a naturally fermented coconut liquor that stays drinkable for just 24 hours. Back in the Gourmet test kitchen, executive editor John Willoughby makes a pork stew that builds flavors with a variety of Latin roots.