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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A wonderful welcome to the restaurant community, after just one visit I already knew Astor would become my top pick for best new spot in 2013 for the following reasons: creative cooking + great ingredients + interesting flavors + inviting atmosphere + classic porteño decor presented in a fresh way + buena onda service + accessible prices.
Porteños have two real edible love affairs: beef and barbecue. While it’s true that the majority of locals keep a fairly conservative diet, thanks to a changing food scene and eaters with more adventurous palates, Korean cuisine makes for a logical winning equation. With a personal parrilla grilling up high quality cuts of locally sourced beef and pork, BAB Cocina Coreana is one of […]