I always go into a deep, dark pit of food depression once back in Buenos Aires after an extended vacation. Generally, that intense culinary homesick feeling comes into full force Day 2 of being back, around lunch time or inside a supermarket, when I get a huge cock slap realization to the face: the food […]
After a two week trip to Israel on Birthright, on the four meal per day regime, I quickly became obsessed with all things food in the Middle East: fresh chopped vegetables, iced cafés, salads, Israeli breakfasts, homemade breads, fresh fish and tahina-rich flavors. Here is my recap of my best food finds in Israel.
Yet another thing for Argentines to boast about, the town of General Pico in La Pampa has just won the Guinness World Record for the largest asado in the world! With over 45 pairs of asadores (those who MAN the grill) and 13,713 kilos of meat, Argentina proudly took over Uruguay’s title set in 2008. The […]
“What do you miss about the USA?” is on the top 5 list of questions that many expats are asked when being quizzed about their reasons for living abroad. As a shallow, culinary obsessed, mid-twenty something, my answer will always remain something superficial. These days with the glories of social media and the wonders of […]
It’s no coincidence that I chose to visit my family in the US over Thanksgiving, the only major holiday where eating takes center stage, giving thanks for being a bunch of total greedy foodface stuffing fatties. After 4 years of Argentine-styled Thanksgivings, it was time to celebrate authentic American food traditions, feasting until you can feast […]
Many travelers visiting a new place for a short period of time feel the overwhelming necessity to follow a Nazi-like schedule, ticking off all of the major (and minor) tourist attractions from an uninformed guidebook. Personally, I prefer to engage in my favorite traveling (and non-traveling) pastime: Restaurant Hopping.
I met this Argentine dude in my hostel in Rio de Janeiro. He was a 30 something guy who always looked like he was about to go for a jog — decked out in black Nike shorts with one of those light weight Adidas muscle sleeveless shirts. He had been in Rio for the past […]
Salgadinhos consist of a delicious cheesy, vegetable or meat stuffing, wrapped in a baked or fried dough. In the empanada family, you can find a variety of these perfectly sized snacks at just about any corner in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the variety of sizes, all cost exactly the same, and pretty much all are […]