Thanks to one tiny 6 table Villa Crespo restaurant, ethnic food in Buenos Aires has just been taking to a new level. At Melão (Castillo 52), diners get the chance to sample dishes from countries like Cuba, Vietnam, Jamaica, India, Ireland, Mexico, Madagascar, just to name a few. Argentines, known for not being the most […]
Chocolate suizo, dulce de leche con brownie and chocolate marroc. El Capricci (Paraguay 5201) is the bomb, 1/2 kilo for AR$16 pesos, delivered right to your door in under 10 minutes.
Just so you all know, I am calling this one right now, Sunday, August 15, 2010, that the Summer ’11 Fro-Yo craze is about to SHAKE the B of A. Not to be one of those assholes who needs to claim ownership, but I deserve credit for my findings. I was right about my lemonade […]
With a lack of funds, due to excessive over spending and my depressing salary, I embarked on a cooking challenge. Dinner for two people, for 7 nights, no going out to eat, no ordering in, budget of only 40 pesos and my pathetic excuse of a pantry that was barely stocked. I’ll spare you the […]
Is it possible to mention the words sloppy joe and not make a SNL/Billy Madison/Adam Sandler reference? I’ve had this American staple only once in my life, this year, in Argentina… eating something called a “sloppy joe” grossed me out and just thinking about the hamburger helper type meat just didn’t seem Kosher. But boy […]
Hidden down a desolate Chacarita cobblestone road between rusted abandoned train cars and the Federico Lacroze station, you will find El Galpón, one of the few co-operative farmers’ markets in Buenos Aires that specializes in organic and natural locally grown products.
Sesame Wheat Crackers are da bomb. Cheap, delicious, “healthy,” and crazily addictive. If you have absolutely zero self control like me, you will easily eat your way through the whole package in one sitting. Made by the Granix company, that has a line of several types of crackers and cookies (even a vegetarian tenedor libre […]
Winter is here. With the coldest temperatures in over 15 years, I had one thought on my mind – a comfortable bowl of delicious soup. How did I survive so many years living in frigid Chicago winter temperatures? Why did I choose to spend the majority of my college years living in even colder Madison, […]
Ever since I found quinoa at one of my favorites dietéticas, I’ve been cooking it like madness. With the inspiration of the NYTimes recipe for spicy quinoa, cucumber and tomato salad, I thought I’d try my own version.
Read the ingredients listed in many of the favorite Argentine juice brands, and you will have a tongue-twister of Spanish chemicals to pronounce. Packed with cavities, rainbow colored dyes, and all around artificialness, it is almost impossible to find a natural alternative.