Food Porn Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! Its hot, and I am happy at home enjoying a cold beer to kick off the weekend. I also realized it’s been a while since I cooked a solid meal that doesn’t rely on pasta or empanada dough to get things rolling. So, I’m tempting myself with this easy and spicy coconut rice & shrimp dish that I stumbled upon this morning. Quick, zesty, and won’t require too much time over a hot stove – works for me! If only I could find limes in this damn town … Even the Bolivian women that sell hot peppers and fresh cherries on the corner are letting me down! I hope you have a lovely weekend spent in the shade of a patio umbrella as you sip a cocktail poolside.

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Food Porn Friday

The first Food Porn Friday of 2013 – kind of a big deal. Big shoes to fill, lots of expectation for the 51 weeks that remain. Yikes. So what better way to kick things off than with one of the greatest things you could ever eat in your life? Thankfully it’s something I was able to scarf down just last week when I was in Mendoza visiting Chef Mun‘s new digs at Casarena Bodega. Mun and Cary hosted an incredible surprise dinner for my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. My only demand? That the spicy tuna on crispy rice make an appearance. I swear it’s made with crack. Thanks again for a most memorable meal! (*more to come on what was definitely one of the greatest dinners of my life, get ready)

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Food Porn Friday

Hi there friends. Nice little Friday, huh? It’s been a monumental week to say the least – US Presidential Elections, a city-wide blackout that left millions of Porteños in the lurch, the massive cacerolazo that filled not only Buenos Aires but dozens of cities in the rest of the country (and the world) … and today’s insane downpour that left us all under water before we knew what hit us. So let’s stay in, get cozy, and curl up with some comfort food after all that action, shall we? How does a duo of delicious breakfast sandwiches* sound? Great, meet you on the couch.

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*Said delicious breakfast sandwiches can also be purchased at Baking BA (weekdays) downtown at Suipacha 747 (esq. Córdoba). Mmmmmmmm…..

Food Porn Friday

Hi there everyone! Happy Friday, glorious Friday. It’s been a good week, and I am ready for the weekend and some sunshine. However I am really just having a massive pity party for myself since I missed GAJO’s big dinner at Hernán Gipponi and all I want is so be in the garden at the Fierro with a cool cocktail and some delicious food. Let’s drool over this amazing magret de pato and soak in the moment. Bon weekend!

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Food Porn Friday

We’ve made it, everyone. Another glorious weekend is upon us and the skies are a brilliant blue. With this surge of warm weather all I can think about is a nice cold drink. Sure, in January it will be 100 degrees hotter and I will probably just melt slowly into the pavement, but right now all I’m craving is something crisp and refreshing. I put on my neon orange blazer to go along with it, you know, just for the spirit of things. What are you doing this weekend? Maybe we’ll cross paths as I wander through Chacarita with Foto-Ruta or at the Palais de Glace for Buenos Aires Photo (opens today). You’ll probably spot me, drink in hand … Bon weekend!

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Food Porn Friday

Sorry this post is up late, folks. Didn’t seem to stop even for a minute today, let alone the rest of the week. Now all I want to do is kick back, pour myself a glass (goblet) of wine, and enjoy the weekend. As much as rant about Argentine cuisine at times, you gotta admit that sometimes there’s just nothing better than some fresh cheese and salty cured meats. Hipsters who live in Brooklyn call it charcuterie, but we all know that at the end of the day, it’s a fancy word for picada. The delicious, joy-inducing picada. On that note, I might hop up to my terrace right now for a cocktail and some prosciutto … Have a great weekend!

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Food Porn Friday

Of all the ethnic foods that I miss here in Buenos Aires, there is one cuisine that I often forget about – until a serious craving hits me. Ethiopian food definitely won’t win any contests for being photogenic, but it’s definitely one of my favorites due to its sheer flavor. Living in DC, I was surrounded by tons of Ethiopian restaurants – from the seedy spots that line 18th street in Adams Morgan to the finer establishments such as Zed’s in Georgetown – and never realized how I took them for granted. I woke up this morning with a serious need for doro wat,  chicken cooked in a deep red, smoky sauce and served with a couple of hard boiled eggs. It’s one of those dishes that I tried as a child and will never forget, for sure. So cozy up to some spongy injera bread have an excellent weekend!

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