Candied Squash–Zapallo en Almíbar

A couple of weeks ago, there was a recipe request from Amy for Zapallo en Almíbar that sparked some interesting conversation on the From Argentina With Love facebook page. Katie of the wonderful blog Seashells and Sunflowers provided lots of great information. Zapallo en Almíbar is a typical Argentinean treat–cubed firm squash jarred in sweet […]

Celebrating Día del Niño–Dulce de Leche Donuts

The second Sunday in August is a special day in Argentina–it's Día del Niño, or Children's Day.  (This year it was postponed for elections, and was on Sunday the 21st.) Día del Niño is a day celebrating the fleeting and wonder-filled years of childhood.  I suppose adults on this day may reflect on their own fond […]

Fresh Herb Gnocchi–Ñoquis de Hierbas Frescas

Today in Argentina people from coast to coast are meeting friends and family over plates of gnocchi (or ñoquis, if you're in Argentina) to celebrate one of my most favorite time-honored Argentinean food traditions–the habit of eating gnocchi on the 29th day of each month. I recently got an email from reader Socorro in Miami, who […]

Pionono de Atun y Morrones–Pionono with Tuna and Roasted Red Peppers

  If there were ever a quality that would make a food lovable, for me that quality would be versatility. Take the humble Pionono–a handful of basic ingredients (above) blended together to create a spongy cake that has just about as many filling options as you can dream up. In the mood for something sweet? […]

Asian Dumplings Book Giveaway! (And Empanada Recipe)

  Andrea Nguyen's family fled Vietnam in the early 1970s with little more than a tattered orange notebook full of family recipes that her mom rescued from their home. The notebook later became the inspiration for Nguyen's James Beard Award-nominated tour de force, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen–the first Vietnamese cookbook published in English. She followed with […]