Reinventing Argentina’s classic sausage sandwich

(The Guardian) A staple at football matches, family barbecues and political demonstrations, Argentina’s popular sausage sandwich, the choripán, has changed little in 170 years. Until now. The simple concept of a grilled pork chorizo – sliced in half, slapped in a roll and slathered in spicy chimichurri sauce – is going through a gourmet makeover. […]

The 10 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires

(Fodor’s) While Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s more cosmopolitan cities when it comes to dining, the capital city is especially known for serving up some of the world’s tastiest steaks. At Buenos Aires’ parrillas (steakhouses), sample grass-fed, organic, smoked, and dry-aged beef, and a vast array of cuts, such as entraña (skirt), ojo […]

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

(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 […]

The Expat: Mauro Colagreco

(Buenos Aires Herald) 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 […]

Inside the kitchen of the Casa Rosada

(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, […]

The Expat: Diego Jacquet

(Buenos Aires Herald) CV Age: 39 Born: Buenos Aires and Chubut Lives: Southfields, London Degree: Degree in hotel management Job: Chef patron at Zoilo in London, Bochinche in Singapore Currently reading: Political History of Argentina Last movie: The Martian Can’t live without: My sorbet machine As The Herald continues its series with Argentine expats who […]