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Best Ice Cream Flavors in Argentina!

09 Apr 2013 / in Argentine Cuisine

Someone recently asked my favorite things in Argentina, and one that instantly came to mind was its ice cream, or helado in Spanish.  The blend of Italian immigrants bringing their tradition of making gelato and high quality and creamy milk combine to make arguably the best ice cream in the world, putting it on the […]

The Empanadas of Argentina

16 Feb 2013 / in Argentine Cuisine

Empanadas are a classic food of Argentina, and are one of the foods we introduce our clients to on our food tours in Buenos Aires.  They’re served at almost any type of gathering; asados, dinners, parties, while watching soccer games, or as a meal in itself.  Argentine empanadas are most commonly baked in an oven, […]

Cookbook Review – Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way

10 Jan 2013 / in Argentine Cuisine

After enjoying the great food Buenos Aires has to offer, some of our clients that come on our food tours want their friends and family to be able to try it when they get home.  One of the most well known Argentine celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Francis Mallmann, has written Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, […]

Recipe for Salsa Criolla, a Traditional Argentine Sauce

24 Nov 2012 / in Argentine Cuisine

When grilling meat in Argentina, the only seasoning used at the time of cooking is coarse salt called sal parrillera.  If you do want a little bit of extra flavor with your meat, one of the most traditional condiments you’ll find at parrillas and asados throughout the country is salsa criolla, a fresh and flavorful […]

Making Restaurant Reservations in Buenos Aires

Porteños love to eat out.  It is seen as yet another reason to socialize and enjoy life.  A result of all of this eating out is that good restaurants are packed almost any day of the week, not just during the weekends, and getting a table can become frustratingly difficult.  For this reason I usually […]

Street Food in Buenos Aires

Unlike many parts of the world, Argentina does not have much in the ways of a street food culture.  Dining in Argentina is much more about sitting down, relaxing, and taking a break than eating on the go.  Also, most of the country’s traditional foods are such that they don’t lend themselves to eating without […]

Quilmes: The Beer of Argentina

Argentine is famous internationally for its wine, especially the Malbec varietal.  After wine however, beer (cerveza) is the most drunk alcoholic beverage in Argentina.  Quilmes is by far the largest brewery in the country, accounting for around 75% of all beer sales.  The brewery was founded in 1888 by German immigrant Otto Bemberg in the […]

No need to ask what to do! Gender Roles at Traditional Argentine Asados

Recently besides the Parrilla Tours I’ve been doing a contract job for a large international market research firm that is doing a study on Argentine parrillas and asado culture.  Its been interesting to me because I’ve been meeting and interviewing lots of Argentines to discuss the history and current state of the country’s cuisine. One […]

They do more than meat! Traditional Parrilla Desserts

Argentines have a huge sweet tooth and have dessert with meals far more than I ever did growing up in the United States.  Cookies, cakes, and pastries are ever present in the Argentine diet.  At traditional parrillas there are a few classic dessert options. Panqueques con dulce de leche – Dulce de leche is everywhere […]

Choripan – A Must Try Food of Argentina

31 Jul 2012 / in Argentine Cuisine

Argentina does not have a huge street food culture like some parts of the world.  Traditionally the food in Argentina is eaten at the table, not on the go.  One of the few street foods that does exist in the country is choripán, the famous sausage sandwich.  On our food tours in Buenos Aires we […]