An Idaho Foodie In Argentina

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For six weeks, I’ve taken my foodie urges south, way south, to the land of carne y vino – Argentina.

I’m here as part of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange, where a team of Idaho professionals travels for four weeks to multiple cities in a country on a vocational and cultural exchange. We are traveling across the La Pampa & Buenos Aires provinces, hitting 7 cities in 4 weeks. Then I will extend my stay for 14 days to spend time in Buenos Aires, Colonia, Uruguay and Iguazu Falls.

And my stomach has come along for the ride :-)

For the past week+ I’ve been the crazy American taking photos of everything she is eating and drinking. I plan to post individual blogs about my favorite experiences, but just to highlight a few foodie things I already love about Argentina:

- Dulce de leche (need I say more?)
- Vino at dinner AND lunch
- Love of pasta, there is even a ‘Day of the Gnocchi’ every month on the 29th
- The art of the asado (a blog to come, but a photo below of my awesome hosts in Trenque Lauquen teaching me asado)
- Helado (aka ice cream) that is beyond delicious. AND, they deliver it to your door via moto. Hells yes.
- Pre-feasting. A term I’ve coined for the spread of chorizo and cheese and bread that comes before lunch and dinner
- Carne is king. Heck, Argentina is the #1 country for the amount of meat consumed per capita :-)
- Meals as the social center of the day. I love how people come together over food here. Meals last for hours and young and old alike truly ‘break bread’ and spend time with each other.

More to come – but a few photos to share.
- Jess

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