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Brasero De Mesa – Tabletop Food Warmer »

This nifty table-top accessory keeps the grilled goods warm-plain and simple. Drop a few hot coals from the parrilla into the base, place the cooked meats on the top platter, and you’re good to go. The brasero de mesa is more often found in certain parrilla restaurants than in the confines of one’s home or […]

Grilling up steaks in Argentina »

I remember my initial experience at a parrilla restaurant years ago when I made my first trip to Argentina. About three-quarters of the meats listed on the menu were steaks. Tourist tunnel vision gave me the impression that the word parrilla was plastered on sign boards throughout each block. At any home I imagined anyone […]

There Goes My Pizzeria Dreams »

Yeah, I always wanted to own a pizzeria too. Guess I’ll have to build a chain. NYMag has a tiny piece on the profits and revenue for Nina’s Argentinian Pizzeria in New York (Hat tip to SliceNY) “Annual Revenue: $186,000 ($18,000 is profit). ” Well, at least I can play pizzeria owner and buy that […]

Cookies, Cookies, And Cookies »

One usually associates an airport with heading out for or returning from a business or pleasure trip, dropping someone off, or picking someone up. Obviously all those things apply to me too but there is also another reason why I like going to the airport. The duty free shop. Actually the whole island is a […]

Barbecuing, Grilling, Or……? »

Many true hardcore barbecuing purists in the U.S. state that if you cook anything “directly” above hot coals then you are grilling. That’s it. End of discussion. Real barbecuing is slow cooking over an indirect fire. Some others may state that grilling is cooking quickly over hot coals while barbecuing is nice and slow with […]

Asadoware »

I love it when people just drop off gifts when it isn’t a holiday or my birthday. Yeah that sounds bad but hey, why protest? Actually, I need to get on the ball and start returning the favor or else this phenomena might just end. These were put into my possession the other day and […]

Dry Chimichurri Mix & Rub »

A few of the major companies here in Argentina that whip out salt, spices, dried herbs, and seasonings offer ready-made chimichurri dry mixes that only require the inclusion of wet ingredients to create a version of the famed sauce. Now obviously this holds nothing on good ‘ol aged chimichurri that is made with fresh vegetables, […]

Pebre »

Now I know this site focuses primarily on Argentina but I think it would be great to mix in a few surprises once in a while from the neighbors. This popular condiment, served throughout Chile, is so good that I would never forgive myself for not letting you know of its existence. I can eat […]

Farm Fresh »

For some of us out there in this world, except for a visit to a farmer’s market or specialty store, we really have no idea where exactly most of the food we purchase or consume comes from. Sure, for some items, we may know which town, county, province, state, country, or region but which exact […]

The #1 Reason For Having A Parrilla Indoors »

Cold weather! Whoever started the quincho craze here, I thank you.