Argentinian Food

Sure, let’s go to the end of the world to learn tango, but what’s really good to eat there? Look no further, here the absolute top five of Argentinean specialities!!! Mmmh enjoy!!!



Empanadas

Maybe one of my favourite, the so called “empanadas” are half-moon shaped pastries that can be filled with many ingredients like meats, vegetables, cheeses, and spices. They are usually cooked in the oven, although some can be fried to. I would say that the most popular variety is the meat-filled empanada that consists of ground beef, olives, hard-boiled eggs, and spices. Chicken and ham/cheese flavour are also quite popular. Since you don need a dish to eat them (just hold it in your hand!) it’s very popular to use as an appetizer, watching a good soccer game!

Alfajores



Naamyy. Especially tasty cookie it’s the king of the Argentineans snacks. Consist in two flat cookies joined by a thick lay of dulce de leche, cover of course by a thin lay of chocolate. You can find many different types, with a white chocolate cover, with almonds, etc.

Dulce de leche



Recently I´ve being in Norway and they have something quite similar call something like “hapo”. But make no mistakes, Dulce de leche its 100% originally Argentinean!
As a popular sweetener used in Argentinean cooking it’s often seen for sale all over the country in large glass jars. Its has a very sweet caramel taste with a honey consistency. To be honest, it’s calorie nightmare. Argentinean children, when coming back from school, usually eat a slide of bread with dulce the leche. Reject imitations!

Mate



Wow …of all the specialities maybe this is the one less appreciated by foreigners Why?, its not sweet, it doesn’t have a good taste. But then….why it’s so popular?. I guess it’s because the whole “mate ceremony”.
Drink out of a gourd full of mate leaves and hot water through a long metal straw called a bombilla. It’s usual to enjoy it among friends or among friends to be. One in the group is the one in charge of poring (its call “cebar”) hot water and sugar after each person. There are a lot of traditions around it. For example, it’s not polite to refuse one. And when you are full you just give back the mate with a “gracias”. If the straw gets stuck, it means that you have “mal de amores” (or problems in your love life). The most skilful “cebador” (person in charge of the water-sugar refill) is the one capable of keeping the same yerba for a long time without changing it.
Very important, never boiled the water!, It will totally ruined the mate. Usually drink by the gauchos, but always without sugar….since they say that mate with sugar was only for ladies!
For foreigners, it’s a heavy test drinking it in “the gaucho style”…..give it a try!

Asado/Parilla



After soccer and tango, meat it’s the next national pride. Truth is that the quality it’s quite good, and the meat quite tasty. The asado or argie barbeque, is the most popular way to prepare it.
The usual “parilla” it’s a grilled on a huge spit over a pit full of red hot coals. The food is served with salads. A special mention deserves the so called “choripan” .Consist in a sausage with bread and chimichurri salsa. Mmmn please check the picture below, and If you can grab one……don’t waste any time!!!!

Buen Ayre


If you a looking for reason to go to South America, Buenos Aires is the answer. The most cosmopolitan city in South America, you will find bustling streets, grand avenues, old-time cafes and stylish restaurants.

Get the inside tips to get around the city! According to the Argentinean everything its bigger and better there, specially the meat!
Find out how everything about a country built by people who came from all the corners of the world and couldn’t resist the temptation to stay!

The City

Originally founded as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre,which can be, translated something like "City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Good Winds it’s now internationally known as Buenos Aires.



To make a distinction from the province of the same name it’s usually called “Capital Federal”, a blink to the federal system in the country.
Local names are Baires, Bs As, o Ba. The financial district it’s also called “la city porteña”. People borne here are known as “porteños”, coming from the word “puerto” (port).
In many tango lyrics you can also find the name of “la reina del Plata”. That means “Queen of the river” ( Plata being an allusion to the Plata River where the river lays).

Buenos Aires

Some Facts:

Established : 1536
Government
- Chief of Government Jorge Telerman (Mauricio Macri elected as successor)

Area
- City 203 km² (78.5 sq mi)
- Land 203 km² (78.5 sq mi)
- Metro 4,758 km² (1,837.1 sq mi)

Population (2001 est.)
- City 2,776,138
- Density 13,679.6/km² (35,430/sq mi)
- Metro 12,400,000

Attractions in Buenos Aires


The most popular tourist sites are found in the historic city core, comprising Montserrat and San Telmo. The city was originally constructed around the Plaza de Mayo, the administrative center of the Colony. To the east of the Square is the Casa Rosada, the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina. To the north, the Catedral Metropolitana which has stood in the same location since colonial times, and the Banco de la Nación Argentina building, a parcel of land originally owned by Juan de Garay. Other important colonial institutions were Cabildo, to the west, which was renovated during the construction of Avenida de Mayo and Julio A. Roca. To the south is the Congreso de la Nación (National Congress), which currently houses the Academia Nacional de la Historia (National Academy of History). Lastly, to the northwest, is City Hall.