Pionono de Crema con Palmitos–Hearts of Palm and Crème Fraîche Pionono

Americans are masters of 'small talk'.  The weather, the game, politics…quipped to both strangers and friends alike in grocery store aisles or pre-school pick-up.  This superficial conversation allows us to connect with our fellow man and yet remain uncommitted.  In the U.S., 'What do you do?' is a conversation starter, whereas in Argentina, it is […]

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 […]

Empanadas de Zapallo y Queso de Cabra–Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Empanadas

  For the last week or so, like most Americans, I've been talking turkey. (gobble, gobble) It's because of Thanksgiving, of course!  Whether you like to cook or just like to eat, food is at the center of the day.  It's either a day one looks forward to (those who are eating) or dreads (those who […]

Martini de Yerba Mate–Yerba Mate Martini

 Sometimes life throws you lemons.  And if you're an optimist, you make lemonade.  Or, you use the rind of said lemon and use it to make a twist in an awesome martini and wait for things to get better. One of my favorite haunts when I was in my early 20s is the time-honored Cruise […]

Milhojas de Dulce de Leche–Dulce de Leche Napoleons

  If you had a dream pantry, what would be in it?  Would you have a few staples in a drawer, or maybe an infinite walk-in closet full of every food product imaginable?  The Perfect Pantry, hosted by the lovely Lydia, is a blog about all the items that would be in that ultimate pantry.  […]