National Goat Cheese Month on August, 2018: what are some cultural very good foods from argentina?
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I come from Australia where the food is amazing and I have travelled all over the world. I have never had better food than I did in Argentina and I know the food there very well!
Argentina is known for its beef. A favorite cut is the "bife de chorizo", served tender and juicy, often accompanied by tasty French fries. Roasted over charcoal or wood, there is also "chorizo" (pork sausage), "molleja" (gizzard), "morcilla" (blood sausage)"chinchulines" (tripe), riñones (kidneys), and "tripa gorda" (large intestine), generally shared by two or more people. In Patagonia they eat more lamb and goat than beef.
A typical sauce added to the barbecue is called "chimichurri", a mixture of garlic and pepper. It is so yummy!
For those who aren't meat lovers, another typical food is the "provoleta", a slice of provolone cheese, which is barbecued and sprinkled with oregano.
Pizzas are really good. Many times pizza is served with "fainá", a mass made out of chickpeas.
Raviolis, spaghetti and other pastas are also a typical food in Argentina. In specialized restaurants, pastas are kneaded and served fresh daily. Pastas can be simple or filled and served with or without sauce. Typical sauces are "filetto" (tomato), "bolognesa" (with meat) and "a los cuatro quesos" (four cheeses), among others.
Among the more regional foods are "empanadas" and "locro criollo". "Empanadas" are pastries filled with minced meat, chicken, corn, or vegetables; different Argentine provinces have their own special recipes for "empanadas". The "locro criollo" is a stew made with cow meat, potatoes and corn.
Milanesas are like schnitzels. They are sold everywhere and are delicious. You can get them with tomato paste and melted cheese too.
Choripanes are basically hotdogs. Also popular are hamburgesas, or hamburgers.
They often eat a toasted ham and cheese sanwich and the crusts are usually removed.
Argentina's ice cream deservers a special mention; it's exquisite!
My favourite is dulce de leche, another national obsession, used to fill cakes and pancakes, spread over toasted bread for breakfast or as an ice cream flavour. It is similar to a milky caramel spread. Dulce de leche is a popular sweetener used in Argentinian cooking, often seen for sale all over the country in large glass jars. Made by boiling equal parts of milk and sugar it has a very sweet, caramel taste and has a consistency between honey and butter. It is loaded with calories and is a popular condiment for spreading on bread and sweetening drinks. Ice cream is of excellent quality in Argentina and Dulce De Leche is one of the most famous flavours. In the hot summer months cafes all over the country and in particular Buenos Aires serve Dulce De Leche ice cream to cool off in the intense heat.
Another of my favourites, alfajores, are shortbread cookies sandwiched together with dulce de leche or a fruit paste. They are often covered in merengue or a chocolate. They are ever so popular. (It's estimated that about 6 million alfajores are eaten per day).
Dulce de batata is made of sweet potato/yam: they often put this on bread in the morning like jam. It is surprisingly nice.
A traditional drink of Argentina is an infusion called mate. The dried leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant (Ilex paraguariensis) are placed in a small cup, also called mate, usually made from a gourd, but also bone or horn. The drink is sipped through a metal or cane straw called a bombilla. Mate can be sweetened with sugar, or flavoured with aromatic herbs or dried orange peel, to hide its bitter flavour. Hot water is poured into the gourd at near-boiling point so as to not burn the herb and spoil the flavour. At family or small social gatherings, one mate may be shared by the group, with the host preparing the mate to the preference of each guest. When one guest is finished, the mate is returned to the host, who will then prepare a mate for another guest. This is considered an important social ritual. Mate cocido is the same leaf, which rather than brewed, is boiled and served, as coffee or tea, with milk or sugar to taste. I drink mate every day.
They produce excellent wine and they use a grape that I am pretty sure is only grown there - the Marbec grape.
Why would a soldier or veteran vote for a draft-dodging, chicken hawk like Romney?
Your post is excellent with so many valid points. As the wife of a Vietnam Era veteran it amazes me how people forget exactly what was going on then and that my generation as well as others, know that it was very difficult to get a draft deferment during this time. There was a college deferment but once a young man graduated or left college, he was prime for the draft. Those that got deferments had political and money influence. To serve in the National Guard then it took HUGE political influence. They did not serve in the war, they stayed home. To name a few, George W Bush and ex Vice President Dan Quayle both benefit from this influence and served in the guard rather than the armed forces. Dick Cheney was too busy. To answer your post, I believe that Republicans have selective memory and that those who believe Romney are only denying the truth. I do not know why except Republicans nominees wave the flag and say they are Patriots and their followers believe them. I think the Republican ilk who denigrated John Kerry's service are a prime example of selective memory. It is very sad that their hatred for Democrats blind them to the truth.
Soy milk formula vs milk based formula?
According to Mom Beat, a website for journalist moms, milk-based formula -- in general -- is better than soy-based formula. Here is the post:
Soy formula vs. cow's milk formula. Which is better?
Posted by Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian July 16, 2008 06:00AM
Categories: Food and Nutrition
Parents who give their babies formula have a lot of options. Organic dairy formula. Soy formula. Even goat's milk. (A naturopath I spoke with said she met a dad once whose kid was allergic to all of the above so he gave her sheep's milk and cheese instead.)
All of these choices made me wonder which is best? Is soy formula better for your baby than cow's milk formula? What about goat's milk formula? (An internet search didn't turn up any sheep's milk formula.)
So I called an OHSU professor and pediatrician, and a naturopath and asked what advice they'd give parents who are considering soy formula. (Both emphasized that breast milk is the best choice for babies younger than 6 months old.)
The bottom line: Unless your baby is allergic to dairy products, it's best to stick with cow's milk formula. Soy offers the same benefits as dairy formula. It doesn't have any added nutritional value, and it's spendy.
Dr. Marnie Loomis, a naturopath at the National College of Natural Medicine, said there's a lot we don't know about soy. That so much of it is genetically modified raises concerns, she said, only because it's not known what effect GMO products have on our health.
"That is something parents might want to be aware of if they are going to switch to soy," she said.
Dr. Tara Schwab, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at OHSU, agreed that parents are better off sticking with dairy formula unless a baby has a milk allergy. Schwab said parents should start out with cow's milk formula before considering switching to soy.
For vegan parents, Schwab said soy milk is a fine option. Babies won't miss out on anything but parents should be prepared to shell out more for it.
"It doesn't add a benefit to make up for the expense," she said.