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!

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 […]

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 […]

Fried Cheese Empanadas–Empanadas de Queso Fritas

As the old adage goes, "patience is a virtue".  Why is a patient person more virtuous than the average person?  Because no one has any patience, or at least patience is something that has to be cultivated, not a natural-born trait. So often, part of our human nature leaves us with a nagging question in the back […]

Tomato Jam–Dulce de Tomate

  What do you do when your sweet Argentine husband confesses that he's homesick? If you're like me, you find that food–while never being quite like the real thing–brings you pretty close to home. And having that comforting flavor of home in your mouth soothes the homesick beast (even ten years, two kids and a mortgage […]