Almacen, Bowen–Bowen Corner Store

On our recent trip to Argentina, we spent several days in Bowen, my husband's tiny hometown in rural Mendoza.  A new corner store opened a couple of weeks ago, offering all kinds of meat for an asado, of course…    …several types of yerba, pasta, and basics like eggs, flour and boxed wine (for cooking […]

From the Archives: Pastelitos del 25 de Mayo

  A couple of years back, I wrote about the tradition of serving pastelitos on the 25th of May.  In that post, I wrote about how my husband, Guillermo, went door-to-door in his little town, selling the puffy little pastries in a sort of rural-Argentina version of the Girl Scouts.   He was trying to raise money […]

Almacen del Sur

Almacen del Sur is one of Mendoza's hidden gems–where better to spend a sunny fall afternoon in between stops on the wine route?  One can rent a bicycle or go on horseback from winery to winery, making the nearby 'delicatessen' the perfect stop-off for a mid-day meal. 'Almacen' is a word used to describe an old-fashioned general […]

Dining Out Article–Awake to Argentina

  I recently wrote an article on Mendoza's wine country for Dining Out magazine–it's on newstands now  in Orange County/Long Beach, CA.   It can be read here: Download OC_Argentina in PDF .     

A Taste of Argentina

  I won't be able to attend this awesome event, hosted by the Argentinean Consulate General and the Casa Argentina de Colorado at the elegant Denver Athletic Club–but I hope you'll be there! The event is FREE, and will have a selection of fabulous Argentinean wines to try, as well as empanadas from Maria Empanada.  […]