Food & Recipes

Veronica’s Soul Sole

2014.Sep.19 Friday

If you haven’t been keeping up with us on social media, you may not have seen the announcements earlier this week for our next online cooking challenge. We decided on a couple of changes this time around. First off, we announced it a week ahead of time, so people who found it difficult to get […]

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Cabbage Flower Dumplings

2014.Sep.17 Wednesday

In the scheme of things in the dumpling world, potato gnocchi are a relatively recent entry. If you stop to think about it, the potato is a new world crop, brought back to Europe by explorers sometime during the 16th century, and they didn’t catch on right away. Gnocchi, traditionally, were made from flour, eggs, […]

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Mexicans in the Woods

2014.Sep.14 Sunday
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Yesterday was the big annual (I think I overheard 7th annual) Mexican community in Buenos Aires open air cultural and gastronomic festival. Held in the Bosques de Palermo, the semi-wooded area of the 3 de Febrero park, it was a fun-filled afternoon of music and food, a bit of sun giving way to looming clouds […]

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Hey Baby, It’s Chili Out There

2014.Sep.10 Wednesday
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This past Sunday it was time for one of my favorite annual events (this time the 4th annual Buenos Aires Chili Cook Off. I’ve been all four years now, and been a judge now at the last three. The event supports the Send a Child to School organization and the proceeds specifically go towards putting […]

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Case-O’Azúl 1

2014.Sep.04 Thursday
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One of the things that expats and visitors, and even some locals that I know, tend to decry here is the lack of good cheeses. It’s not that they don’t exist, but it seems that too many places simply serve up the lowest common denominator, what here are called quesos de maquina or quesos de […]

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Focus On… Dinner Prep

2014.Sep.01 Monday
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Recently I’ve gotten a bunch of suggestions to create some videos around what we do at Casa SaltShaker. It’s a bit of a logistical nightmare – during the day, while prepping, I’m solo, which means I also need to do whatever camera or video work is going to happen. During the dinners themselves, we’re just […]

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It’s the shrooms, man.

2014.Aug.26 Tuesday
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Seriously, it was all about the ‘shrooms. Except for the one person who wouldn’t try them because the smell of mushrooms makes her nauseous. Not to be cliche, but I think she’s just never tried them the way I make them. And we’ve had some hits on the mushroom front here at Casa S – […]

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Top-Master-Chopped-Iron-Chef #4

2014.Aug.22 Friday
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Dan: Dark Meat Chicken and Celery Kevin: Potatoes and Cilantro Dan: It was time for round four of our online cooking competition, and we’d just simultaneously tossed off our picks for the challenge ingredients. This one was hard. It doesn’t look like it should be – no weird ingredients, nothing out of the ordinary. But, […]

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Classic Reinterpretation

2014.Aug.19 Tuesday
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As the winter draws to a close here tourism is on the rise and business is picking up. Along with more folk from other lands, we’re also suddenly seeing a resurgence of locals coming for dinner. My first thought was that someone must have published an article in which we were included but asking folk […]

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