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Fernet Premium »

I only crack open the Fernet Premium on special occasions. What’s up with all these booze posts lately? Am I on a bender? Wine in a box up next? Two prominent aromas battling each other here. One has a quite pleasant sweetness of brown sugar and molasses. Dark Caribbean rum comes to mind. The other, [...]

When Beer Is Not A Tasty Beverage »

This doesn’t apply to the recent trial of Antares Scotch, which by the way is currently sold out in the local supermarkets–luckily there is still some Porter laying around though. I really want to try the Scotch again since there was obviously something wrong with either me or the bottles I tried that day, but [...]

Parrilla Building »

Check out this parrilla that is being built by a couple who recently stayed in Buenos Aires for about three-quarters of a year. Not quite finished yet but enough to where they were able to give it a whirl for friends and family. Fantastic photos detailing the construction process in case anyone is interested in [...]

Fireworks »

Brushing specks of charcoal off the meats after refueling the fire = not cool

Antares Scotch Ale »

******************** Update: The Scotch is back! This time in the standard portable 330ml bottle and let me tell you that there was definitely something wrong with either me or the other bottle during the first instance of trying this beer (see below.) Personally, I believe it was the bottle or batch for this fresh trial [...]

Which Would You Prefer? »

1 Kilo of Asparagus = 4.90 ARS ($1.55 USD) 1 Kilo of Tomatoes = 12.90 ARS ($4 USD) The asparagus pictured above equals one kilo. The equivalent in price(4.90 ARS) for tomatoes at this time would be about 2 medium-sized ones. (I bought a large one last Friday that cost me 3 ARS) I’m participating [...]

Ojo De Bife – Rib Eye »

Grab yourself a chunk of bife ancho. Have it? Good. Now slice off the spinalis dorsi, longissimus costarum, and multifidus dorsi. Please be careful with the spinalis dorsi, that’s special. Ask any beef aficionado and they’ll tell you that it is one of “the” most tender muscles off of our beloved beef providers. Now, if [...]

All Things Argentina »

In case you didn’t know, Google has a nifty custom search engine beta going on that anyone can use. Basically you can create your own little search engine that focuses on topics or specific sites that you like. It’s very cool. Anyway, every day I perform various searches related to Argentina and after a while [...]

Ooops – Site Update »

If anyone tried to post a comment since yesterday and it hasn’t appeared yet, please try again. Sighhhhh….what a day The sh*t hit the fan on upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. Lessons learned… 1. Make sure you are paying attention. 2. When they say turn off all plugins before upgrading, turn off ALL [...]

Pseudo Sriracha-Chipotle Chili Paste »

Note: Just in case you don’t fully read through this post and come to conclusions, what I’m about to talk about has nothing to do with cuisine in Argentina. One market that I frequent had a huge crate of ripe red jalapeños and, when I saw them, I instantly knew some sort of chipotle experiment [...]

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