• Argentina Recipes: Chimichurri Sauce Argentina

    Argentina Recipes: Chimichurri Sauce

    Argentines are big, and I mean big, fans of asados. Asados are basically barbecues on steroids; lots of people, lots of meat and probably lots to drink! This is an all-day event, where you can't just pop in for an hour or two. You will arrive early and leave late, with your stomach bursting with happiness (and meat). [caption id="attachment_1910" align="aligncenter" width="657"] The Asador Preparing the Parilla[/caption] And while Read more
  • Argentina Recipes: Submarino Argentina

    Argentina Recipes: Submarino

    The end of April to most countries means spring and, even better, the approach of summer. The warm weather is coming to town and people are reaching for sunblock instead of scarves. In Argentina, however, the end of April is brisk autumn, inching towards the winter months. This is the time of year when hot drinks come out (except mate, which never goes away!), and we have one for you today. So when your April showers hit, reach for this Read more
  • Argentina Recipes: Cheesy Broccoli Tarta Argentina

    Argentina Recipes: Cheesy Broccoli Tarta

    If you've visited Argentina, you'll know that the food is unique and utterly delicious. Each city has their own style of food: Salta and Iguazu are known for heartier meals from indigenous backgrounds, Patagonia for its fruits, lamb and chocolate, Mendoza for its wine and Buenos Aires for its Italian influenced pizzas and pastas. And, of course, the whole country is home to amazing beef. The time has come that you've all been waiting for: Read more
  • Destinations in Argentina for Foodies Argentina

    Best Destinations in Argentina for Foodies

    If you travel to Argentina on vacation, you’re assuming the risk of feeling, more than once, that you’re going to explode after a copious (and usually delicious) meal. It is said that many tourists are seen asking for the check while they drag themselves through the floor of the best restaurants, like the Latino version of The Walking Dead. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it goes without saying that one of the main reasons to choose Read more
  • Argentina Recipes: Locro Argentina

    Argentina Recipes: Locro Soup

    Although summer is beating down our doors in Argentina, we know that in other parts of the world, winter is in full swing. A great Argentina recipe that is popular to cozy up with is locro: a hearty, traditional stew that will warm you up even on the coldest days. Get ready to make this very simple Argentina recipe that will please guests, family and friends! You'll need: 250g beef on the bone 2 sausages 100g smoked bacon 250g pork 2 Read more
  • Argentina recipes for rainy days Argentina

    3 Argentina Recipes for a Rainy Day

    Spring has arrived in Argentina, and you know what they say about October showers bringing November flowers. Whether you’re at home or in the office, Argentines all over the country love to bake on rainy days. But not just any old snack will do, there are indeed specific things you whip up only when it’s raining, most of them being simple, bread-based pastries. With these 3 Argentina recipes, you've gotta tie on that apron and get some mate Read more
  • Traditional Argentina Dishes Argentina

    3 Traditional Argentina Dishes

    If Argentina is lacking in some areas, food is definitely not one of them. I’ve been to restaurants where I’ve sneakily undone my zipper to keep filling up my plate at a Tenedor Libre (all-you-can-eat buffet). I’ve been invited to dinner parties where I nonchalantly ask the host how on God’s green earth did they make such good food, and they’ve replied “Are you kidding? This is one of the most traditional meals here!” The Argentina Read more
  • Pastel de Papa Argentina

    Argentina Recipes: Pastel de Papa

    You see the picture, and I know what all of you are thinking: It's Shepherd's Pie! And you're pretty right; with a few minor differences, the Pastel de Papa (one of the most famous Argentina recipes) is quite similar to our moms' Shepherd's Pie that we ate on chilly winter nights. Ground beef and vegetables enveloped in a pocket of potatoes...what could be better? Like many Argentina recipes, the Pastel de Papa is a traditional dish that Read more
  • Empanadas salteñas contain different ingredients and are often fried instead of baked Culture

    Empanadas Salteñas

    Empanada comes from the Spanish verb “empanar” or to enclose in bread, therefore the literal English translation is breaded. The idea of breading meat, vegetables or sweets isn’t uniquely Spanish. The British prepare Cornish pasties; Turks, börek; Italians, calzones; Algerians, brik; Arabs, fatayer; Americans, the hot pocket. [caption id="attachment_2945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Empanadas may not be an Argentine invention, Read more
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    Traditions in Argentina: Eating Gnocchi on the 29th

    Did you know that in Argentina, on the 29th of every month, it’s customary for everyone to eat gnocchi? To top it off, if you place a bill or coin underneath your gnocchi plate while you eat, it’s said to bring you good luck. This Argentine custom has been kept since the first wave of Italian immigrants migrated to the country in 1814. Interestingly, Argentina is home to the largest group of Italian immigrants outside of Italy in the world. Read more
  • Empanadas are a staple in every Argentine's diet Culture

    Empanadas Tucumanas

    Some of the most famous cuisine in Argentina is from Northern Argentina. The flavors can be spicy, which is rare to find in Argentina gastronomia! Dishes are made with freshly grown ingredients and always homemade. Arguably the most famous dish from the area is the empanada, more specifically called "empanadas Tucumanas." [caption id="attachment_5746" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Empanadas Tucumanas are different than empanadas from Read more
  • Being a vegetarian in Argentina is becoming easier with more options at Argentine barbecues Argentina

    Eating Vegetarian in Argentina

    Although many older generation Argentines still think that tofu is a style of martial arts and quinoa is a city in China, vegetarianism is growing at such an astonishing rate that vegetarian restaurants are no longer inexistent. Until around a decade ago, many people in Argentina thought that a vegetarian was a type of biologist or animal rights syndicate. A vegetarian going to a barbeque was usually put in a difficult position; the only viable Read more