Zapallo en Almíbar, Parte Dos–Candied Squash, Part Two

My recipe for Zapallo en Almíbar is evolving!  I think that’s how it starts with all family recipes that get passed down.  Everyone makes their adaptations until it tastes just right for them, and then they write it in a tattered notebook where their prized family recipes are held.  (Does your family have one of […]

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 […]

Empanadas de Humitas–Corn and Piquillo Pepper Empanadas

Humitas are one of my favorite fillings for empanadas–and if you like corn, it will be one of yours, too. It's also vegetarian (if you make the dough yourself) a welcome variety from Argentina's meat-heavy menus. Humitas is really an adaptation of indigenous cooking at its most basic–ears of corn, grated fine, peppers roasted over […]

Alfajores Mendocinos–Mendoza Style Alfajores

I've eaten my fair share of alfajores, I'll confess that now. Two buttery cookies sandwiched with gooey dulce de leche, then rolled in coconut along the edges, dipped in a bath of white or dark chocolate, or simply dusted in a blanket confectioner's sugar–who among us can resist such a sweet? But I thought all […]

Buñuelos de Manzana –Apple Fritters

  My appetite for books is as voracious as the one I have for food–there's nothing I love more than getting into a really good book.  My favorite stories are rich in sensory details–they bring me in with the sights, smells and tastes of the story. Monica, friend and Uruguayan transplant, recommended The Invisible Mountain, by […]