Video: Making Gnocchi with Esteban–Video: Preparando Ñoquis con Esteban

  Just in time for the 29th–a video with a gnocchi recipe so simple, even a five-year-old can make it!  I recently shot a series of technique videos, and in this one, my son Esteban teaches ME how to make Ñoquis del 29.  We had a blast shooting this one–I hope you enjoy!

Homemade Tarta Dough (and Corn Tarta)–Masa para Tarta Casera (y Tarta de Choclo)

When I started this blog years ago, the foods of Argentina were foreign to me–I blindly tested a recipe, often without much of an idea of what the end result was supposed to taste like.  After all, I was making the dishes in an attempt to replicate the flavors coming from my suegra's kitchen to […]

Ñoquis del 29; A Family Tradition–Una Tradicion Familiar

Recently, I read an article entitled 'Helpful Hints for Successful Parenting'. Among the suggestions: "Share the things you love with your children…Teach him that his environment is filled with things that have meaning to you.  As he grows, give him a part in family traditions." I think this happens naturally, in some ways, as we […]

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? […]