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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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New Friends on the Street

2014.Aug.24 Sunday
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Started off last week on another walkabout with the intent to snap a photo every 100 paces or so. Almost immediately decided it would be more interesting to snap photos of people on the streets – it was a beautiful day, everyone was out. But, I’d not brought along my zoom lens, so at that […]

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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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92 Bus, Stops 54 – 63

2014.Aug.18 Monday
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Having been gone for a month, it’s been awhile since I’ve headed out on the great pizza trek. We left off having just hit the edge of Caballito. The path from here, at least for a bit, will straddle two zones at once, as we move along Avenida Corrientes, a hotbed of pizzerias – first, […]

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Back to Uruguayan Wine

2014.Aug.11 Monday

It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since my big tour of Uruguayan wineries. It resulted in a series of blog posts starting here and an article in Wine Business. While Uruguayan wines are more readily available in the States than they were at that time, they’re still pretty scarce – much of that […]

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Top-Master-Chopped-Iron-Chef #3

2014.Aug.01 Friday

It was lonely on the ‘net that night. Back from vacation and mi compadre Kevin and I had planned out another evening video “competition”. Our two previous stabs at this had gone well – we both had fun cooking, we had a few folk join us to chat, and this time there was even the […]

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Country Roads

2014.Jul.12 Saturday

Enroute from Louisville to Washington DC – I was trying to both divide the long trip, about 9 hours, into two parts, and also give us a day of down time to just enjoy some of the natural beauty in the stretch of country between the two. It’s a part of the U.S. I’ve not […]

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And All That Jazz

2014.Jul.06 Sunday

We’ve been on to three days in Chicago – the botanic gardens, fireworks, and the architecture boat tour, and of course visiting with family were the highlights. Some of you probably have seen posts and tweets and such about Anthony Bourdain’s recent criticism of folk who take photos of their food and share them on […]

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