A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That

2017.Sep.11 Monday
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Too much eating out recently, going to be spending more time in the kitchen. That doesn’t mean reviews are stopping, just fewer. And, I’m going to share a few more recipes with you, particularly step by step classic dishes.   This is Cau Cau de Pollo, a chicken version of a dish that dates back centuries […]

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La Isla Bella

2017.Sep.10 Sunday
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I just couldn’t decide what and where to plan for the Roving Ravenous Horde’s fourth outing. Thanks to my friend David up in Boston (of dumpling diving adventure fame) who suggested that we try out something Caribbean. With Hurricanes Irma & Jose in the offing, maybe it was just subliminal messaging that had it on his […]

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The Locro Line-Up: Choclo Desgranado

2017.Sep.07 Thursday
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Continuing my little investigations into various locro recipes, this time, a corn based locro from north central Argentina. Okay, what do we have here. A bowl of grated corn (choclo desgranado) from six ears; a kilo of stewing beef; half a squash (roughly 1/4 kilo); 1 large onion; 2 carrots; 2 sweet potatoes; 2 globe zucchini; 1 […]

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Bite Marks #46

2017.Sep.06 Wednesday
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Let’s start off with our local craft beer spot craze…. Pibä, Av. Cerviño 3833, Palermo – A new outlet of a spot that’s existed in another part of Palermo for a bit now, this is a teeny little spot, with half a dozen seats inside, and fewer than a dozen out. Their raison d’etre is a […]

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2017 Menu #30

2017.Sep.05 Tuesday
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August 23-September 2 – 2017 – 23 Agosto-2 Septiembre   These are tamarillos that I found out in the Liniers markets. Also known as tree tomatoes. They’re acidic, sweet, and taste vaguely of tomato crossed with some thing like passionfruit. Estos son tamarillos que encontré in los mercados de Liniers. También conocido como tomates de […]

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Chop Suey #16

2017.Sep.04 Monday
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Why shouldn’t Chinatown get into the whole craft beer craze? Wok N’ Beer, Juramento 1634, Barrio Chino (Belgrano) – Who doesn’t know that good beer goes with Chinese food? This spot’s capitalizing on the idea, offering up a quint of beers from La Mula, a craft brewery located in San Andrés, just north of the city. […]

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Guardian Shellfish

2017.Sep.02 Saturday
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The dish is believed to be named after Ding Baozhen (1820–1886), a late Qing Dynasty official and governor of Sichuan Province. His title was Gongbao, literally: “Palace Guardian”. The name “Kung Pao” is derived from this title. During the Cultural Revolution, the dish’s name became politically incorrect because of its association with the imperial system. The […]

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Such August Food!

2017.Sep.01 Friday
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Time for the monthly round-up of home eats in between the Casa S dinners and eating out….   Mushroom omelette – it’s been years since I cooked a classic French omelette, and no question, I’m out of practice. Still, it turned out not half bad in form, and perfect in taste, with mixed mushrooms on […]

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Bite Marks #45

2017.Aug.29 Tuesday
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Brew Republic, Vicente Lopez 2233, Recoleta – Yet another new opening of a craft beer bar here in the ‘hood. This one’s been in the works for awhile and finally opened recently. Boasting a solid 30 taps, from somewhere between 15-20 different breweries, it’s one of the better stocked places around. There’s a certain staid […]

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