How a Cleaning Lady Became One of Argentina’s Only Female Grill Chefs

Asadora Virginia Lázaro.

(Munchies) Asado. A beef-dominated barbecue extravaganza using the entire spectrum of a cow (including chitlins, sweetbreads, brain, skirt steak, fillet, and short ribs), devouring asado in Argentina is as regular an activity as bowel movements. Pioneered by Argentina’s gauchos (cowboys), who’d hack up unsuspecting bovines roaming the vast pampas flatlands in the 18th century and now replicated […]

Isolated dwellings

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(Suitcase) This is a comeback story, a tale of two rural communities in Argentine Patagonia that had almost faded into obscurity forever, if it hadn’t been for the tenacity of three people. While only 102 miles apart, it takes about four hours to travel across the stony terrain from Cabo Raso to Bahía Bustamante, both […]

The Expat: Mauro Colagreco

Chef Mauro Colagreco.

Paris captured a teenage Mauro Colagreco’s heart when he visited his sister who was on a study abroad programme. The seed inadvertently sown, a few years later Mauro dropped out of university to follow his culinary dream. The La Plata-born chef has lived in France for the past 16 years and his restaurant Mirazur recently […]

Somm-elle-rie

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Congrats Les Fidèles de Bacchus on your first online issue! You can read my contribution about ladies rocking the world of somm-elle-rie in the‪ #‎WorldsBestSommArg‬ contest here https://appsto.re/ca/KPeO-.i (iPad only).

The world’s 50 best restaurants 2016

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An Italian restaurant has been named the best in the world for the first time ever. The three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in the city of Modena, Italy topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 list, announced in New York City last night. It’s the first time an Italian establishment has taken the coveted title. Seven out of the […]

A guide to Santiago

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(Suitcase) While a reputation for being Latin America’s most conservative capital isn’t exactly a sexy moniker, Santiago de Chile is often passed over by visitors for hipper cities such as Buenos Aires or São Paulo. Until now. Running parallel to the Andes, a mountain range that stretches the considerable length of the 2,670 mile-long country […]

Inside the kitchen of the Casa Rosada

Dante Liporace at Argentina's Pink House.

(New Worlder) It’s midday on a Monday and a perky salad whizzes past the tiny office Dante Liporace is crammed into on the second floor of the Casa Rosada. “That’s for him,” says the chef personally charged with feeding President Mauricio Macri at Argentina’s presidential palace. The lunchtime rush is on: after prepping the presidential greens, […]