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Last Smoke Of The Year »

Smoke For The New Year Few hours till feast time and then after that, party time! With the newly invoked daylight savings time change, there will still be a speckle of sunlight at midnight. So much for good fireworks…

Stuffed: The Christmas Eve Feast »

I always find it interesting to read or hear what other people around the world carve their knives into for Christmas Eve/Day dinner. Same with other large holidays and traditions. What types of food and how true they stay to local or ethnic tradition. Are they hardcore traditional where they eat the same thing over [...]

Coming Late »

Just popping in to give a heads up to those looking for round wooden plates. Ignacio was nice enough to drop a comment with a link to a Mercado Libre seller. (thanks for that!) http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-31913740-platos-de-madera-calden-regalo-de-navidad-20-cm-_JM Looking at the description and comments, I take it that the seller will ship to pretty much anywhere. In other [...]

Coming Soon »

…enough with the fancy pants “steak” cuts

Being Economical »

I’m a chile head. No I’m not infatuated with the country, I’m addicted to the hot stuff. I don’t care how much work someone puts into an elaborate dish, chopped chiles, chile powder, or hot sauce are going on top. If none of that is on hand, I start wigging out. When the only available [...]

Helado – Gelato/Ice Cream »

At some asados there are desserts that are ready to be pulled from the fridge, freezer, cooler, or trunk of a car. At others, dessert is nowhere to be found until someone shouts, “You guys want helado?” If the general ruling is yes, then a quick phone call is made for delivery or, if that’s [...]

The 2007 Asador Vacation: Wrap Up »

Continued from Part I, Part II, Part III, & Part IV Hugh growth in foodie culture. – Black pepper isn’t sold as black pepper anymore. It’s tellicherry pepper. – Restaurants are swapping out salt shakers for mini grinders. – Never vacation during Thanksgiving or part of the time is leftover hell. – I miss Costco [...]

The 2007 Asador Vacation: Part IV »

Continued from Part I, Part II, & Part III “Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh!? You’re going to Pittsburgh!??! Why???” I heard that about 50 times before hopping on a plane to eat turkey leftovers for a week. Most of them had never even been there while those had, visited, not lived, mumbled it as being the armpit of [...]

The 2007 Asador Vacation: Part III »

Continued from Part I & Part II South Florida I used to live in Florida so there really isn’t much for me to say in general. Much of the time was spent shopping at almost every single store we could reach or having a fantastic time with some family. I will, however, offer my thoughts [...]

The 2007 Asador Vacation: Part II »

continued from Part I Buenos Aires Bought a book for the plane and ate Tuñin pizza. Airport Every time I’m at Ezeiza, the main international airport in Argentina, I hear at least one disgruntled passenger from the U.S., mouthing off for some idiotic reason like problems at an airport in Argentina don’t happen back home. [...]

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