Food & Recipes

Fun with Chilies

2014.Dec.10 Wednesday
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It wasn’t until after we were serving our menu this last week that I realized that I’d ended up with four savory courses in a row that featured chili in one form or another. The good thing, it was a hit, and we got nothing but compliments for providing a good dose of spice for […]

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Ode to a Decent Sandwich

2014.Dec.05 Friday
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Actually, I’m not a poet, so no ode. But, I do love a good sandwich, and as many of you know, I’ve spent quite a bit of time out searching for the best of the best here in Buenos Aires. And I’ve found some delicious sandwiches. But. Even the best of them have been, let’s […]

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Pancreas, Peas, ‘Pricots

2014.Nov.24 Monday
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Let’s just dive right in to two week’s worth of menus here at the homestead…. New version of our roasted beet causa – going with the two-flavor potato base, green onion and yellow chili; the roasted beet salad, and two sauces, a black olive mayo and a spicy avocado puree. I’d love to come up […]

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Chili Rabbit

2014.Nov.18 Tuesday
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I’ve recently become enamored of a particular Peruvian dish, the ajiaco con conejo. Actually, any ajiaco, because it’s one of the most delicious Peruvian potato preparations I’ve tried – when done right. Now, ajiaco basically means something in a chili sauce. The Peruvian version is quite different from the better known Colombian one, which is […]

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A Siamese in Peru

2014.Nov.17 Monday
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Now that Peru is the new “it girl” in the gastronomic world, we can expect to see all sorts of trendy mashups. I may as well get ahead of the curve. I mean, we have – there aren’t many people out there doing a fusion of Andean and Mediterranean flavors and techniques, as is our […]

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Refinements to Plates Past

2014.Nov.06 Thursday
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While last week’s menu held no completely new dishes, it did provide me with an opportunity to refine, adjust, or perhaps just tweak some favorites from menus over the last year. Our “study of roots” goes slightly more savory, I took out the sweet ocas, or Andean yams, and put in a different small Andean […]

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Bite Marks #6

2014.Nov.02 Sunday
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It’s rare that I have a weekend evening off. But Henry had an event to go to with some folk from the university, and I decided to go out and get a little evening wander in. My first thought was to go hit some of the 92 Bus pizza places that are only open for […]

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Tiger’s Milk – Glass II

2014.Oct.30 Thursday
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“Can U Milk a Tiger?” “You can basically milk anything that has nipples and has babies.” My leche de tigre quest got stuck on hold a long while back. There’s just so many other interesting things to eat when I’m out. But recently I’ve gotten back into it – in tandem with a new exploration […]

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Legend of the Priest Strangler

2014.Oct.28 Tuesday
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A look back at last week’s dinners and a story about pasta. Textures of Corn – Corn and grilled onion cheesecake over a polenta and manchego cheese crust; roasted corn, red onion, rocoto chili, lime salad; deep-fried corn kernels; nira oil. Timbuche – Our version of the traditional Amazonian freshwater fish soup – thickened cilantro […]

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