When the three-day Masticar fair – organised by chefs for chefs – burst onto the gastro scene last November, it was very much a signal that porteños had finally realised there is more to life than steak and empanadas or sandwich de miga de JyQ (crustless ham and cheese sarnies).
Organised by ACELGA, a group of Argentine chefs using local products to take their cuisine to a new level, Masticar was certainly the largest such event Buenos Aires has seen, with producers, food stands and wine tastings in abundance. Although no fixed date has been set for round two, now that summer is drawing to a close it can’t be far off. In the meantime, here’s the lowdown on where to get a farmers’ market experience in BA.
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Photo by Phillip Capper.