The Argentine Tango

Have you ever seen an Argentine Tango? Be prepared for a boost of energy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN0o_ZgdCL0 Speaking of energy - consider trying Yerba Mate Tea. This video will tell you all about it! (I found some at Whole Foods made by Traditional Medicinals): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ArZw4bBsM&feature=channel … [Read more...]

Fun Fact Friday: More on empanadas and Dulce de Leche (poll)

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Uggg. Empanadas are hard to make. Well, to be specific, they're hard to "repulgue." Watching the videos in yesterday's post made me think "Wow, this is going to be a breeze." So naive. So VERY naive. The videos made it look easy breezy because those people had probably repulgued (can you say that?) thousands of empanadas. When you have made zero, repulging (probably can't say that) is not easy at all. So, I hope you'll cut me some slack when you see what I made for this weekend. … [Read more...]

How to “repulgue” an empanada

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"You just might do it wrong," said the little squeaky voice inside my head. I looked up from the Empanadas recipe and frowned. "I've made little filled pastries before." I replied, "Just cut circles, fill with meat, fold in half, and seal the edges with a fork. Easy!" "There's probably a proper way to make empanadas," said the voice, a little louder. "You should find out, before you make a fool out of yourself." The voice inside my head became louder still, chattering on until … [Read more...]

Menu: Argentina

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I am sitting at the dining room table with a cup of tea and cookbooks strewn about me. This is a normal Tuesday night. I spend as much time looking at random recipes as I do Argentinian recipes. I realize I am happy. Thank you, Food, for all your incarnations. Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Arugula and Chevre [Recipe] The cavity of a steaming, roasted pumpkin is filled with goat cheese, arugula and mint vinaigrette. Any pumpkin variety is acceptable, depending on seasonal … [Read more...]

About the food of Argentina – Beef, it’s what’s from Argentina

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My mom tells me I didn't like meat when I was a baby. My little chubby fingers pushed past the pot roast to get to the potatoes. To this day, I'll almost always pick a black bean burger (or turkey burger) over a regular, beef burger. In fact, we eat vegetarian most nights. Well, here we are in Argentina. Land of Beef. Think Americans like their moo? Check this out... the average Argentinian consumes 2-4 servings of beef per meal, making their per capita beef consumption double … [Read more...]