South American

My top 10 memorable food holidays

December 25, 2010
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What a whirlwind year! 2010 has zipped past me like the Stig in a speeding Koenigsegg, with only the whispering ghosts of his lingering cologne as a souvenir to remind you that anything ever happened. Whilst we still have days to go till we launch into 2011, it’s not premature of me to call it [...]

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Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile

December 19, 2009
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I dislike of being cold, I’m a creature in my element in warm conditions. It was bitterly cold in Salta, Argentina – much colder than winters in mild weathered Sydney. The thought of wearing a beanie or hat for warmth in Sydney hasn’t ever come close to crossing my mind, yet in Salta I would [...]

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Salta, home to the best empanadas

December 6, 2009
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Our first 2 days of our trip were spent in Buenos Aires – eating, relaxing and easing into holiday mode and finding our feet with the language. On day 3 we caught a plane to Salta, in the north west corner of Argentina at the foothills of the Andes. Through our research we were attracted [...]

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Meat beautiful Buenos Aires

November 27, 2009
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A holiday in South America! With a full month to divvy up and allocate, the Co-pilot and I did very thorough research on where we wanted to go, see and do. In fact there was months of research in preparation – we’d consulted countless guide books, blogs, websites, food shows, travel articles, friends’ personal recommendations [...]

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Transforming hominy into Pozole Blanco

March 24, 2009

Following on from my last post, I was keen to use the hominy in a pork and hominy stew known as pozole blanco, so I rushed home from my little shopping expedition out in Sydney’s western suburbs to start the stew. A fellow foodie and chef who specialises Mexican, Chef Paul (aka Foodman), kindly supplied [...]

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South American goodies

March 23, 2009

I’ve had pozole blanco on the brain. It’s a delicious pork and hominy stew that I first had back in my uni days at Azteca’s, a Mexican restaurant in Randwick, near UNSW. I still remember the taste of that stew and it was the first time I’d tried hominy, which are corn kernels treated to [...]

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