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Argentinian Food

A List of Traditional Recipes from Argentina


Argentina is a large and very developed country that produces and exports beef, grains, and wine.  Argentina is particularly famous for its beef. The asado, an elaborate meal of grilled meat, is one of the most important culinary traditions in this country.

Argentina's cuisine is very influenced by Europe, and includes many Spanish-style dishes, Italian pastas and pizzas, and French pastries. The Argentinians add their unique style to these dishes, however, making them their own.

In Buenos Aires one can find a very sophisticated restaurant culture, with foods from around the world.  In the more rural parts of Argentina, people still eat a more traditional South American diet.

5. Beverages and Other Traditions

Marian Blazes

One of the most important Argentinian beverages is yerba mate tea. Drinking yerba mate is a very social activity. Tea drinkers brew the mate in beautiful gourd cups, and sip it with a silver straw called a bombilla.

Yerba Mate Tea
Merienda - South American-style Afternoon Tea
El Submarino - Argentinian Hot Chocolate
Chorípan - Chorizo Sandwich on French Bread
Sacrametos de Jamon y Queso - Ham and Cheese Croissants
Tortas Fritas - Fry Bread
Tortitas Negras - Brown Sugar Biscuits
Malbec Wine

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