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Hot, Gooey Cheese! Make This Provoleta Recipe (And Never Look Back)

Melted provolone with love from from Argentina
Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am
provoleta recipe

If you're looking for traditional Argentine food, odds are you'll find steak and provoleta on the menu. Provoleta is an appetizer or side dish of simple seared and melted provolone cheese, seasoned with herbs and spiced and served with plenty of bread for dipping. It's fondue at its least pretentious, and it's a great reason to break out the cast-iron skillet.

Decoding Peruvian Food: 5 Ways To Think Beyond Ceviche And Choco-Tourism

Get hungry for Chinese, Japanese and big desserts
Apr 11, 2014 8:00 am

Despite Peruvian cuisine coming into its own as a universally recognized gastronomic bounty, surprisingly few folks know much about Peruvian cuisine beyond guinea pigs and Pisco. In the second part of decoding the mysteries of Peru's vast culinary history and refined present, we dive into the country's Chifa and Nikkei cuisine, choco-tourism and of course, ceviche. 

Decoding Peruvian Food: 6 Ways To Think Beyond Pisco And Guinea Pigs

Purple beer, Spanish rice, Pisco, "potato heaven"
Apr 8, 2014 10:00 am

In the first part of decoding the mysteries of Peru's vast culinary history and refined present, we dive into the country's national spirit as well as purple beer, quinoa and the wide world of potatoes. 

Visit Costa Rica For The Scenery. And, The Cheese?

Exploring cheese's role in Central American cuisine
Dec 19, 2013 3:00 pm

I've been living in Costa Rica for about a month now. It's a magnificent country with dense jungles, white sand beaches and exotic wildlife that truly exemplifies the name “Rich Coast”….unless we’re talking about Costa Rican cheese, in which case it is the “Saddest Most Bland Coast Ever” or any equivalent Spanish translation thereof. I thought, "Spanish? Sounds like great cheese territory to me." I was wrong, plus my homemade mozzarella died a horrible death. The tale, after the jump.

5 Places To Eat And Drink Shockingly Well In Cartagena, Colombia

Is this South America's new culinary hotspot?
Mar 19, 2013 8:01 am

Colombia's sexy city by the sea has a UNESCO nod, unstoppable nightlife and some of the most stylish locals this side of Milan. But smart travelers couple the glam with the grit, journeying beyond the historic city center to Cartagena’s edgier, emerging neighborhoods. Here's where to go right now in this buzzing southern Caribbean center.

Virginia Duck Hunting Is A Southern Chef Tradition

Walking in the forest outside Richmond
Feb 6, 2013 9:02 am

In 2012 Chris Hastings won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South for his work at the Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama. From time to time we have him write in to tell us what is on his mind, and on his stove. 

Argentinian Grilled Steak With Rosemary

A simple steak recipe is good grilling knowledge
May 17, 2012 3:31 pm
Photo: Mark Shaw

What makes an Argentinian steak different from any other? Well for starts, Argentina takes its beef very seriously. They have a lot of cows, export a TON of said cows and have perfected the simple grilled steak recipe. A little rosemary for flavor, some basic red wine reduction to cut the meat's richness, finito. No elaborate marinade or fridge-consuming wet-aging necessary. 

Roast Chicken Awards: Peruvian

Pollo a la brasa wins "best roast chicken"
May 15, 2012 10:31 am
peruvian roast chicken

Like any lover of food, few things please me as profoundly as a perfect roast chicken. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's a universally satisfying thing. Now it's not a competition, but wherever I go I have to check out the local roast chicken scene and make sure it's all good. I've never been to Peru, but it's come to me in the form of pollo a la brasa, or the greatest chicken known to man.


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