The Vineyard at the End of the World Book Giveaway!

If James Bond drank Malbec instead of Martinis, he would be in this book.  At first, I'll admit, I was skeptical–would I be interested in reading a whole book about the history of Argentine wine?  But reading this book  is like having your BFF climb into bed with you and tell you all the latest chisme.  […]

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 […]

From Argentina With Love on Pocket Cultures!

I recently posted on  Alfajores Mendocinos as part of a group post on regional Alfajores, and it was there that I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with a group of international bloggers with an Argentina connection–among them, Ana Astri O'Reilly, who blogs at Ana Travels.  Ana, who is Argentinean, married to a Brit and resides […]

Cervezeria Jerome–Jerome Brewery

  On our recent trip to Argentina, we took a day trip to the Andes with friends–headed to Potrerillos, a little town in the foothills of the Andes populated mostly by the weekend and summer homes of Mendocinos, businesses who attract tourists (horseback riding and rafting) and home to one stellar family-owned brewery called Jerome. […]

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 […]