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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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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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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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Meraviglia, Organic Vegetarian Merienda Palermo Hollywood Cafe con Tostados

Meraviglia: Organic, Vegetarian Merienda in Palermo Hollywood

 The ‘organic movement’ has not caught on in Argentina as it has in the states.  With fewer consumer options and a different commerce structure you won’t find an organic produce section in the grocery store.  While grass fed beef

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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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Malvon Villa Crespo Brunch in Buenos Aires Pancakes with currant jam

Malvon, A Favorite

Malvon is a favorite, but I use the word ‘favorite’ far too often, which negates its correctness.   This funky, run-down house in Villa Crespo serves up a noteworthy weekend brunch, and we all know: brunch is my favorite favorite.

In

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Mocha, Reina Dulce, Palermo Soho

Princess Treats at La Reina Dulce

After a grueling workout in the park, Amelia (Check her amazing work out <a href="http://www.ameliamcgoldrick.com/

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A Porcelain Teacup of Happiness at Felicidad

Felicidad is Spanish for Happiness. Joy. Cheer. Satisfaction.

I met up with Amelia McGoldrick of Day Clicker Photo Tours

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Mumas Cupcakes Buenos Aires Palermo Soho Pretty Heart Cupcake

Muma’s Cupcakes

I haven’t been so excited about cupcakes since … the last time I had cupcakes – which was really quite awhile ago!  I love Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle, but I hadn’t checked out the BA cupcake scene until one fateful birthday

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