Category Archives: Culinary

Argentine food truck in Burbank.

Last Friday night while biking through Burbank we stumbled upon a street event called Ladies Night Out which apparently happens every last Friday of the month on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. The event promotes local business and brings food trucks … Continue reading

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Bariloche day 2: hiking to perfect views and cordero al asador.

Cecile reporting from her last full day spent with the group. The weather was gorgeous and the views spectacular. The volcano and the wind cooperated and remained quiet so that the air was free of ashes. “Our last day with … Continue reading

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Gnocchi of the 29th – ñoquis del 29, what’s the story?

This was one of the questions on my mind this past trip to Argentina. Few years ago I learned from Ana that there is a tradition of eating the potato gnocchi with tomato sauce (ñoquis con tuco) on the 29th … Continue reading

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Choripan and chimichurri, my favorite Argentine quick bite.

Recently we have entertained some guests at our home and we served one of the quintessential Argentine quick bites, choripan. The name choripan comes from combining an abbreviation of the word chorizo (sausage) and pan (bread). The sausage is usually … Continue reading

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Pisco Sour Day, Peru; bartenders get ready!

Brazil has caipirinha, Argentina has it’s Malbec and Peru has Pisco Sour. It seems every country has its own imbibing preference which goes hand in hand with pride and ownership claims. Since 2003, Peruvians decided to celebrate their “poison” with … Continue reading

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In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

Before we embarked on our journey to Brazil last year I wrote about the search for the perfect caipirinha, the ubiquitous Brazilian cocktail. I vouched that by the end of the trip I will learn how to mix one myself … Continue reading

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Cooking with Rosangela in Manaus

Last night we had a great local experience. We booked this in advance when still in LA, not knowing exactly what to expect. We went to visit a local family to prepare a traditional Brazilian dinner from this region of … Continue reading

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