Lechon and more Argentinean Holiday Favorites

 Christmas came early for us this year (at least the dinner part, anyway!)  We invited friends Kazia, Carina and Julio, Ruth and Brit, and Larry to join us in celebrating an Argentinean Christmastime feast.  The dinner:  all of the traditional holiday favorites, Argentina style.  The menu included: Shrimp Cocktail Onion and Roquefort Empanadas Pionono with Tuna, Roasted Red Peppers and Olives […]

Empanadas 101–Pre-madeTapas and FAQ

  I wanted to write a simple and hands-on post about how to make Empanadas.  Here is the basic set-up for any type of empanada, though the ones shown here are Empanadas Mendocinas (This video shows the sealing technique called repulgue).   

Provoleta–Grilled Provolone

    To use the old adage 'A picture's worth a thousand words' would be trite, but in this case, there's not much I can say beyond what you see in the photo above to convince you to get up from your computer, jump in your car, race to the closest deli and ask for a […]

Chicken, Leek and Green Pepper Empanadas–Empanadas de Pollo, Puerro y Pimiento

  The name of these empanadas, like so many things, just sounds better in Spanish. Empanadas de Pollo, Puerro, y Pimiento–it's almost like a tongue twister school kids would recite for better diction.  (Pepe Pecas pica papas con un pico. Con un pico pica papas Pepe Pecas. Pepe Pecas picks potatoes with a pick.  With a pick […]

Fire-Grilled Pizza Fugazza–Fugazza a la Parilla

   In Bowen, my in-laws have the typical outdoor parilla–a sort of brick grill that's a must-have in any Argentinean backyard.  But they also have a wood-fire clay oven, which is the ideal place to bake bread or grill pizza.  Guillermo and I attended a Pizza on the Grill class taught by my friend Shellie, […]