Tag: Argentina

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July 27, 2017

By Peg Kern

More Photo-Worthy Destinations You Won't Forget

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Tuesday's blog featured picturesque destinations for your cooking vacations - and it was such fun pouring over those pictures that we decided to share some more of our favorite Photo-Worthy spots. These are places you won't ever forget, where you will feel compelled to pull out the phone for a "selfie" and where you'll actually print (and frame!) the pictures from your trip and hang them on your wall! Paris… Read
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May 4, 2016

By Peg Kern

Culinary Trips with TIK: Wines of Argentina

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

When talking about Argentinian wines, there is one name to remember: Mendoza! Whichever of the popular varieties of grapes grown in this mountainous land, chances are it is grown in the Mendoza region, which produces over half of the country's wine (although there are other provinces that produce wine as well, most notably neighboring San Juan, La Rioja, and Cordoba). So first, a quick geography lesson. Argentina is the second-largest… Read
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February 2, 2015

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

All About Empanadas (and Two Recipes)

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

Even with the enormous landmass that is Latin America -- from Mexico down through South America -- and the enormous range of cultural influences, there's one dish you'll find in a lot of these countries: empanadas! This delicious baked, or fried, pastry treat is thought to originate with the Galician empanada of Spain, which dates back to the 1500s and which were traditionally made with chicken or cod fish. But… Read
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July 25, 2014

By Adrian Hall

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Argentina for a Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Argentina is a country of striking beauty and incredible geographical diversity. Its capital city, Buenos Aires, is a vast cosmopolitan metropolis that will charm any visitor. Mendoza, the country’s wine capital in the foothills of the Andes to the west, is a must-see for wine lovers and foodies alike. Here’s our list of why you should visit Argentina on one of our fabulous culinary vacations! 1) Asado Argentines love few… Read
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September 18, 2013

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Wine Wednesday: Malbec Wines Around the World

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Malbec grapes may originate from the Bordeaux region, but you won't just find wine made with these grapes in the southwest corner of France. After all, these red wine grapes are often used in "blended" wines, including Cahors vintages along the Lot River in France. Malbec is also an important part of the winemaking traditions of Argentina, which tourists can discover during a wine tour and cooking vacation, such as… Read
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