Helena Restaurant: Small café in Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires

This small café in Palermo Hollywood in the city of Buenos Aires is one of my new favorite spots for more reasons than one.  The adorable French décor is complete with a country patterned sofa, a crystal chandelier, and birdcages hanging in the small garden area to the back of the restaurant. They seem to […]

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Watermelon Season!

Even on a rainy day in the Argentina you can be reminded that it is almost summer time when you pass by a local fruit stand.  October is the beginning of the harvesting months for watermelon in the central zones of Argentina, which means right now is when you can buy the best and cheapest […]

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Kentucky Pizzeria – The Perfect Argentine Local Pizza Joint

You know a restaurant is going to be good when it is so crowded that you are shoved into a little corner that is barely large enough to fit the table, let alone you sitting at it.  When this happened at Kentucky Pizzeria, the waiter was very concerned for my comfort, but I convinced him […]

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Alvear Palace Hotel: Tea Time!

Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires At the luxury Alvear Palace Hotel in the heart of Recoleta, no detail is overlooked.  If you can’t afford a room here – at least check out their afternoon tea for a delicious taste of indulgence in Buenos Aires.  The old fashioned servers wait on you hand and foot, […]

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Limoncello in Argentina

Argentines are known for their love of Italian food, but it doesn’t stop there.  Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, is becoming increasingly popular in Argentina as a post-dinner drink and a key ingredient in cocktails.  You now can begun to notice it on dessert menus at Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires as an alternative to […]

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Alfajores: The Classic Argentine Cookie

Recipe for Alfajores from Argentina If you haven’t tried an alfajor yet (pronounced alpha-hor – for English Speakers)  stop reading this now (seriously) and try one immediately if you can find one =).  It really doesn’t matter where you buy one.  Yes the mmm-factor varies widely, but if you have never had an alfajor, now […]

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The Argentine Asado – The Argentine BBQ

In Argentina the best known and key ingredient to our meals is cow meat or red meat. It’s also well known that  Argentine meat tastes and looks different then in the rest of the world since cows here are grass fed and allowed to graze the land for at least 4 – 5 years. History […]

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Buenos Aires Restaurant – Mosoq – New Peruvian Cuisine

I’ve come to love fusion food.  From Asian to Latin American fusion, when done well it is original and very pleasing.  Take the restaurant Mosoq in Palermo, for example.  In Quechua, mosoq means “something new,” and the menu makes it clear what the owners are going for–a fusion of traditional Peruvian flavors and Andean cuisine […]

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What is Quínoa

For thousands of years, quinoa grain also known as quinua or as Spanish people call it quinoa, has been cultivated by native Andean population.  Quinoa is often eaten as a supplement diet to corn and potatoes by the Incans. As quinoa blossom mostly at higher elevation, they are well-matched and embellish the renowned terraced fields […]

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Chimichurri – Basic Ingredients, Intense Flavor

Chimichurri Marinade When it comes to spices, some of us, Argentines will be the first to admit that the bulk of our traditional dishes lack intense flavors.  Chimichurri is certainly an exception. Since the 1800s it has been the official steak accompaniment at Argentine asados (barbeques) from marinade to dipping sauce.  Place a few spoonfuls […]

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