KEVIN’S CREATIONS

Yellow Curry Chicken Empanada

The Alternative Empanada, Vol 1: Chicken with Yellow Curry and Orange Sauce

Article by Kevin Vaughn, owner and taco mastermind at MASA

My test for whether an empanada place is good or not is the chicken empanada. I don’t care how good your carne al cuchillo game is, I don’t care if the

Continue Reading

Terrere - Argentine Iced Mate Fruit Beverage 3

Summer Sipping: Pineapple Tereré

Article by Kevin Vaughn.

There are a number of tall tale signs that winter is far behind us and summer is quickly on the approach. The flower bush in my patio has bloomed, my overhead fan (and the familiar kill me now buzz of mosquitos) has

Continue Reading

Kevin Masa Club de Tacos Beer Butt Chicken Recipe - Isenbeck Beer

Beer Butt Chicken, or: A Series of Fortunate Events

By Kevin Vaughn, founder and head chef of MASA.

All the stars aligned just so. A friend had gifted me a full bag of New Mexico chile powder, some weirdo with pesos to burn bought a six-pack of Isenbeck and forgot half of them in my refrigerator

Continue Reading

Fish Taco Recipe, MASA Club de Tacos, Avocado and Mango

The Glory Of The Most Decadently Simple Taco

Last weekend I hosted MASA’s first of many “Fiesta del fin del mes”, basically a poor man’s evening for all those that have a little hurt on the wallet at the end of the month, aka, everybody in Buenos Aires. I offer my insincerest apologies

Continue Reading

KEvin's Japanese Pancakes with Shrimp Recipe

Kevin’s Hashbrown Mashup

Recipe by Kevin Vaughn of the ever-delicious Masa Club de Tacos.

Sometimes I wonder if some higher power is playing the soundtrack to my life. Wouldn’t it be spectacular if we were all assigned DJ-ing deities

Continue Reading

Jalapeno Honey Chicken with Artichokes, Recipe MASA Club de tacos

Happy Accident: Jalapeño Honey Chicken

Recipe by Kevin Vaughn.

My 2013 mid-year resolution has been to cook at least two new recipes a week. It’s harder than it sounds. Immediately crossed off the list were Thursdays and Saturdays, two days in which I host dinner events. And of course Sunday because, well

Continue Reading

Kevin Vaughn, MASA Burger Night

Lessons in Burger Partying

Article by Kevin Vaughn.  You know him by now.   

My “American-ness” generally makes me feel like a walking contradiction. I get flustered and defensive when people say that healthy eating does not exist in the United States. We’re just a bunch

Continue Reading

MASA Club de Tacos, Food in Buenos Aires Argentina, BBQ Chicken Wings

The Expat Dilemma: What to Eat on Independence Day Abroad

Recipe by Kevin Vaughn, from MASA Club De Tacos

I have mostly fond memories of Independence Day. Every year my family would trek to my Aunt and Uncle’s house where they were in charge of a bake sale for their small

Continue Reading

Korean Kimchi Taco Recipe

The Monster Bulgogi Korean Taco Recipe, or: How I fell in love with Floresta

Article and Recipe by MASA Club de Tacos‘ visionary chef, Kevin Vaughn 

A few months ago a friend from New York visited Buenos Aires with his Korean girlfriend by way of Seoul. He didn’t speak a lick of Spanish, his girlfriend only Korean

Continue Reading

Carnitas Taco with Mango

MASA CLUB DE TACOS

I stood in my small kitchen and pressed the imported Nicaraguan coffee grounds to the bottom of my red french press, and poured hot coffee into the two short tea cups, adding a dash of milk and a teaspoon of azucar negra.  I sat down across from Kevin

Continue Reading