Food & Recipes

If I only had a brain…

2014.Sep.29 Monday
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“Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain.” – Wizard of Oz With the 92 bus pizza trek more or less winding down – given that it’s going to be just occasional visits when I can […]

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Reinventing the Whisk, #1

2014.Sep.27 Saturday
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I just can’t call this series the Top-Master-Chopped-Iron Chef anymore, so for the moment, I’m going with Reinventing the Whisk as the series continues. It’s just something that came to mind. There was a brief flirtation with something rephrased from Cole Porter’s Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, but I discarded it. So we all know you’ve […]

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92 Bus, Stops 64 – 66

2014.Sep.22 Monday
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The great pizza trek continues, bit by bit at this point as I fill in the missed spots one at a time… these fall into one of three categories, for the most part: only open at night, only sell full pizzas, only sell for takeout or delivery. As such they may not all be in […]

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Veronica’s Soul Sole

2014.Sep.19 Friday
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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
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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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