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    Quick and Easy Argentine Locro Recipe

    Chances are, if you have visited Argentina, you've tasted the dish known as Locro. But what exactly is it? Well, it's a hot and hearty white corn based soup that Argentines celebrate as a national dish. It's delicious and perfect for cold weather as the temperatures start to drop. The soup is also unique because it carries on the legacy of ancient Incan dining concepts, which is interesting considering the fact that much of Argentine cuisine Read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 Read more
  • Peru's Vacation Drink Culture

    Must Try Peruvian Drinks

    Peru, the land of the legendary Incas, has quite a mythical feel to it. Peruvian culture is a complex mixture of native and Hispanic traditions, which means that there plenty of things to do and learn if you are there to explore. Besides offering delicious and diverse food, Peru also has some unique Peruvian drinks that you absolutely must try if you visit the area. Peru is a multicultural city and its festivals, such as the Feast of Read more
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    Argentina Food: Fancy Restaurants vs Bodegones

    Wondering about Argentina Food? You could eat a horse? Let’s figure out where! Eating is a huge part of Argentina's culture. As a matter of fact, most gatherings, meetings and encounters will include food. One doesn’t just drink coffee, one also has to have a croissant with it or a piece of cake, with beer, you'll always have  peanuts. Where there’s drinking, there will be eating as well. Bodegones are the perfect example for this. Read more
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    Must-try Foods on Your Trip to Salta

    t goes without saying that one of the top reasons to visit Argentina is its rich and exquisite gastronomy. If you choose to travel fifteen hundred kilometers northwest from Buenos Aires to visit a place like Salta, the food will definitely be a decisive factor, as it is known all around the country for its unique, nourishing and tasty variety of ingredients. Here is a thorough selection of dishes you must try on your trip to Salta, (which is Read more
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    The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Peru

    Peru is a blessed country in terms of its biodiversity. This ecological abundance directly influences its now world-renowned cuisine, which has placed Peru as a top foodie destination. There are several different regional cuisines since each region produces base products that develop according to the country's various ecosystems; the sea, the Coastal Valleys, the Andes, the highest altitudes, the Amazon, and more. The Coast of Peru is home Read more
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    Independence Day: 4th of July vs 9th of July

    Parades, parties and patriotism---three common words that come into our minds when we think of the Independence Day!  America and Argentine may share the same month to celebrate this big day but they do it in different styles. Let’s take a look at the three traditions that make their celebrations different: 1. Family Affair vs.  Communal Gatherings   Argentines are big on families. Independence Day for most of them means a Read more