An Open Hate Letter To The Shitty Argentine Napkin

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Dear Shitty Argentine Napkins, I need to get something off my chest and be truly honest with you for a hot minute…. YOU TOTALLY SUCK. You’ve pissed me off since the moment I first felt your terrible rough yet slippery, nonabsorbent texture. Your feeble wax-like paper material doesn’t remedy messes nor does it cure a […]

In Love with Lima Part 1: The Restaurant Bible

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There’s something incredibly special about Lima. The people, the history, the food, the flavors, the ingredients, the biodiversity. The restaurants, the street food, the markets, the cooks, the chefs, Mistura, Gastón. The ocean, the Andes, the Amazon, the Nikkei, the Chifa, the ceviche, the pisco. The spices, the sauces, the anticuchos, the potatoes, the chilcanos, the […]

Supermarket Sweep, Argie Style

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Some girls like to shop for shoes and clothes, I choose to watch my bank account melt away on fancy cheeses, condiments, spices and booze. Normally I could spend hours food shopping, but walking into the chino or supermarket in Buenos Aires is a totally different story. I’ve always said that I could live in Argentina forever, […]

A Real Italian Stallion: La Locanda

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Argentina might be a country of Italian immigrants, but there are only a handful of restaurants that truly do authentic Italian cuisine justice. I’m talking homemade pastas, fresh seafood, properly made breads, all with that Italian food love and passion kneaded into the dough. So where should we go in Buenos Aires for that taste […]

Life on a Mendoza Vineyard: The Casa de Uco Getaway

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Oh, how I love Mendoza. It’s one of the only places on earth where it’s socially acceptable to drink wine before 10am. It’s also ideal for non-alcoholic reasons: the scenery is absolutely insane – think Andes mountains, an ideal climate, sunny weather, blue skies, friendly Mendocinos, rivers, vineyards, lots of green landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, stars, […]

The Food Hunter: 8 Meals A Day

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El suplemento especial de comida del diario La Nación, Bocados, me invitó para ser su Food Hunter invitado y recomendar a sus lectores ocho lugares diferentes para desayuno, almuerzo y cena, mezclandolo con lo nuevo, lo clásico, lo contemporario y lo barato. Aqui esta la posta (en castellano). LAB. Tostadores de Café Aunque nací en un […]

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 […]