Life

The Chicken Crab Conundrum

2015.Jun.18 Thursday
Thumbnail image for The Chicken Crab Conundrum

It’s been awhile since we had a Reinventing the Whisk challenge – almost three months in fact. We’ve all been a bit busy, with our attentions turned to other things. Perhaps that’s part of what led to what faced off to be a challenge of a blank white canvas – I picked white button mushrooms, […]

Read the full article →

(Veinte) Cinco de Mayo!

2015.May.27 Wednesday
Thumbnail image for (Veinte) Cinco de Mayo!

Monday was May 25th, the anniversary of the revolution that, at least officially, began the fight for Argentine independence. And hey, while the country may have an Independence Day, July 9th, any excuse for another day off and festival, you know? The streets near to the central Plaza de Mayo were jammed with people and […]

Read the full article →

The Food and the Coast

2015.May.25 Monday
Thumbnail image for The Food and the Coast

I realize that there’s more to Mar del Plata than just the coast, after all, the whole reason the South Beer Cup was held there is that it’s kind of become the center of the microbrewery movement. (Albeit that, if I followed the seminar that covered the topic correctly, microbreweries across South America more or […]

Read the full article →

Plate o’Beer

2015.May.24 Sunday
Thumbnail image for Plate o’Beer

Roughly eight years ago we met Pete and Amy Slosberg when they came to town to learn a little Spanish and check out the local micro-brew scene. It was in its infancy, and the two of them were part of the infancy of the same movement in the U.S., back in the day (Pete’s Wicked […]

Read the full article →

MasterChef Round 5 – Don’t Mess with Culture

2015.May.19 Tuesday
Thumbnail image for MasterChef Round 5 – Don’t Mess with Culture

Oh, I don’t even know where to go with this one. There was so much stereotyping of cultures and foods packed into this two hour block that my head was spinning. I’m going to go mostly for pictures. We head off, once again, outside the capitol, to Pilar, a not so small town of 300,000 […]

Read the full article →

MasterChef Round 4 – The Hunt is On

2015.May.14 Thursday
Thumbnail image for MasterChef Round 4 – The Hunt is On

Oh my god. Soup. You’d think it was The End of Times. Argentines have a bizarre relationship with soup. For the most part, it’s a non-entity. In fact, most Argentine cookbooks don’t include soups in them, and I’ve more than once asserted that it’s the only cuisine on the planet without soup. Stews, one-pot meals, […]

Read the full article →

MasterChef Round 3 – The Oxymoron of World Class Lasagna

2015.May.14 Thursday
Thumbnail image for MasterChef Round 3 – The Oxymoron of World Class Lasagna

Is it my imagination or is the opening montage getting longer? The show itself, diving into episode 3, begins at the 3:45 mark. That’s longer than the Game of Thrones opening sequence. And far less interesting. Apparently feeling the need to “get out in the countryside”, the show takes us to Gral. Rodriguez, a suburban […]

Read the full article →

MasterChef Round 2 – Eggs Benedict? STFU.

2015.May.14 Thursday
Thumbnail image for MasterChef Round 2 – Eggs Benedict? STFU.

We’re on to Episode 2, and thankfully, unlike the first season, we’re already full on into the competition. Twenty contestants – Diego, Patricia, Sol, Alejo, Matías, Mercedes, Jacinto, Alan, Lia, Francisco, Julia D, Martín, María, Nadia, Juan Pablo, Claudia, Simone, Mariana, Julia N, Sebastián – glare at the camera during the opening montage, each after […]

Read the full article →

Masterchef Returns to Argentina

2015.May.14 Thursday
Thumbnail image for Masterchef Returns to Argentina

[I initially started out writing these reviews for ComoSur, but the site has, unfortunately, had to suspend operations. So, although the first few of these will be a bit behind schedule, I thought I’d move them here to the blog and then get them on track with the show. I also promise to cut down […]

Read the full article →