south american food

7 Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Quito, Ecuador

The Andean city is fast becoming a food destination
Nov 24, 2014 11:00 am

Often eclipsed by culinary capitals Lima and Buenos Aires, Quito’s restaurant scene is on the rise. The Andean city combines centuries-old indigenous traditions, killer craftsmanship and soulful style that distinguish it from temples to haute cuisine in nearby Peru. With TAME Airlines’ newly launched direct flights out of Fort Lauderdale and New York, the city is increasingly accessible. Arrive hungry. Here are seven places to eat in Quito, Ecuador.

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

Melted provolone with love from from Argentina
Jun 26, 2014 12:00 pm
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 9:00 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 11:00 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 4:00 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 9:01 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 10:02 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 4:31 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. 


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