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Cannoli de Palermo, Your Neighborhood Pastry Peddler

A few weekends ago, I was walking down Thames when a cyclist stopped me in my tracks. Very abruptly. The funny thing is, the driver wasn’t even moving. Nor even on the bike.

Instead, the bike had become a type of converted kiosco, filled with

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The 5 Pastries You Meet in Argentina

Argentine facturas: they’re flakey, buttery, sometimes gooey, and always delicious. They’re the culprit of the extra kilos I felt just a month or two after arriving in Buenos Aires. But besides muffin top building blocks, what exactly are

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coconut and dulce de leche cakes, mini cakes, argentine dessert

Sweet on Sweet Buenos Aires: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in Palermo

By Sharon Salt.

Kelly Poindexter is a Wisconsin native, second time expat. When she was a girl, she remembers thinking she was an actual princess – probably

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Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Vanilla Custard

Sasha: Great Pastries in Recoleta

I was on my way to an event and my arms were full or packages to deliver.  I picked up a taxi on the busy corner next to my street and told him my destination.

“Vamos.” He replied as he drove off.

“Vamoooooos”, I confirmed, in my imitation Argentine

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Stone Fruit and Berry Pie with Wide Lattice Recipe

Stone Fruit and Berry Pie Recipe

Pies are my favorite thing to bake.  Pie is so underrated, and only eaten at Thanksgiving, but if we lived in a better world, pie would get more respect.  I strive to create that world, one pie at a time.

This pie was for Friendsgiving

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Pain au Chocolat

Give Us This Day Le Pain Quotidien

I studied abroad in Southwest France.  It was divine.

When I arrived, I spoke no French.  When I left I was fluent.  Today, I speak no French.

On my first day in town, my French neighbor told me: “There are only two phrases you need to know

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Blue Cheese and Green Onion Chipa

Ingredients:

  •  I package of chipa mix, available at your local grocery store, or Manioc Flour.
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1/3 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 2 Green onions, finely chopped

Directions:

Combine the flour, eggs, and water

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Dandy Brunch Buenos Aires Recoleta James

A Dandy, Indeed

Jamie came back to Buenos Aires after ten months in Los Angeles.  He used to call me baby, but now it was ‘babe’.   My one time muse was back for a quick visit.  So we went for brunch.

“You live in Beverly Hills, don’t

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Apple Pie with Dulce de Leche Recipe Argentina

Dulce de Leche Apple Pie

I miss peanut butter.  I can live without it, but I miss it.  In Argentina there is no peanut butter.  Well, it exists, but one must go to China Town to find an expensive imported mini jar of Skippy.  Sometimes one stumbles across a locally produced

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Pink Macaroon, Smeterling, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Smeterling Patisserie

One day, we wandered through Recoleta, admiring the French architecture on our way to brunch.  I was rambling on about how I would remodel the back yard of the Brazilian Ambassador’s mansion, if I lived there, and pre-debating whether I wanted

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