Heart-shaped Alfajores for Valentine’s Day–Alfajores en forma de Corazon por el Dia de San Valentin

Valentine's Day–you can love it or hate it.  We've all gone through Valentine's Days alone or heart-broken, Valentine's Day days head-over-heels, Valentine's Days spent with girlfriends on the couch watching a weeper or out to dinner ignoring the holiday.  Even earlier, most of us suffered the unforgettable heady yet awkward exchange of Valentines in class. […]

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 […]

Candied Orange and Lemon Peel–Cáscara de Naranja y Limón Azucarada

      Every family has its own special holiday traditions.  Those rituals that bind us together during this festive season, whether trimming the tree with a collection of special ornaments gathered over the years, reading holiday stories while nestled in flannel sheets, or cooking cherished family specialties to share with family and friends.  Maybe it's […]

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? […]