Hay Producto Argentino: Masticar Market

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Masticar, the country’s most hyped food fair and overall edible love fest, saw over 110,000 people who came out for the ultimate Palermo gorging orgy (gorgy?). While many chef groupies flocked to take selfies with Masterchefs, the real celebrity action was going down in the mercado, where 80 producers from 19 provinces showed off their […]

ROUX for the Recoleta Win

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Finding a great restaurant in Recoleta can sometimes be a challenge, but this classy corner spot quickly became one of my lunchtime favorites in the neighborhood. The small restaurant seats only about 30 people, most of whom tend to be the local Recoleta barrio crowd (aka old rich bitches), to serve a Mediterranean inspired menu […]

My Favorite Argentine Chimichurri Recipe

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I don’t know why, but I always end up bringing dried cheap chimichurri packets back to the US as gifts, even though I know no one ever uses it. My mom has about 12 that she has accumulated over the years, dusting in a spice drawer (it didn’t even make it to spice rack status) […]

Product of the day: Bocadito Marroc

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Argentina’s answer to a Reese’s peanut butter cup, there’s something about the smooth velvety chocolate square that makes it impossible to pop just one. It’s made by Felfort (RIP Ricky) and this lil’ nug of layered chocolate-peanut crack is always around to pick you up in the morning, melt away your afternoon drama, and put […]

The Palermo Detox Cleanse: Jugoterapia at The Factory Juice Bar

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In a city filled with a bunch of crazies who regularly reference their intimate therapy sessions amid casual conversation, it’s only natural (and equally crazy) for a new type of therapist to peek its head into the game: Jugoterapia aka Juice Therapy aka a cleanse, detox, juicing, skinny bitch lunch special, etc., etc., insert your […]

The Mid-Year Hit List: 16 New Buenos Aires Restaurants in 2014

It’s only the first half of 2014 and the city has already exploded with new places to eat out. There seems to be a common trend with this Freshman class of newbies that I’m totally digging. It’s a general theme that is setting a new tone for the future way Buenos Aires dines: cooks and chefs as owners, involved in small […]

Forking it on the Road in France: Mauro Colagreco’s Mirazur

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It was a date which will live in infamy. I woke up early overlooking Monaco’s crystal blue Mediterranean sea, hopped on a bus winding through the hills of the Côte d’Azur, stopped off in Italy for an espresso, then wandered across the border by foot into the south of France to munch on a croissant and roam around […]

Eat Like A Pig: Chochán, delicias en cerdo

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There was a day when I wasn’t allowed to eat pork. Bacon, pork belly, ham, sausages, ribs, chops, salami, and a whole wonderful world of the other white meat remained unkosherly off-bounds in my reform Jewish household. But my fascination for the oinking bottom feeder remained strong, and like some kind of rebellious gene inside my stomach, I’ve […]