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Nonna Ice Cream in San Telmo Buenos Aires 2

Re Porteño: Mate And Fernet Ice Cream

By Sharon Salt. 

Here’s one of San Telmo’s best-kept secrets: off the corner of Defensa and Estados Unidos, only half a block from the Freddo and the Persico franchises that trap the tourists – for no reason other than they’re

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Circle of Drink: Five Questions for Dave Mate

To know Dave Mate is to love him.

We started calling him Dave Mate, because many of our friends were named Dave, and this Dave was known to carry his mate gourd and termos with him wherever he went.  He initiated the most dynamic mate circles, leading

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Ceramic Mate Gourd

The Ceramic Gourd

By Vivi Rathbone.

Once I had an wooden mate gourd that I loved.  It was a gift from an amazing friend.

It was deep and warm and held a lot of yerba.  It was a vessel of love that pumped tea, circulating it from thermos through bombilla to stomach

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So, You Just Bought a 1-Way Ticket to Buenos Aires?

Hi Vivi,

I am a 22 year old, recent college-grad who just booked a one way ticket to Buenos Aires.  I am reaching out to anyone and everyone I can find who may have some advice for me as far as making a living in the city.  I have poured over the

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Argentine experience steak

Cultural Crash Course + Steak + Malbec = The Argentine Experience

By Sharon Salt.

Of all the foods and drinks most strongly associated with Argentina, empanadas, steak, alfajores, wine, and mate have got to be the top five. Normally I wouldn’t suggest eating them all in one meal, but when attending a <a href="

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Wooden Mate Gourd

Don’t Fall in Love, Fall in Mate

By Vivi Rathbone.   

With Winter in Buenos Aires, comes the season of despedidas.

 And despedidas bring with them a lot of powerful emotions.

And sometimes, if you’re lucky and unlucky, you fall in love.

I didn’t fall in love.

I fell in mate. 


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Ricotta Empanada, Esquina de los Flores

Esquina De Los Flores: Homestyle Vegetarian Food In Palermo Soho

Esquina de los Flores is the most unique Argentine restaurant.  It isn’t the fanciest, it isn’t the most exciting, but it is totally different than any other place I’ve been in the city.  Esquina is an all natural, vegetarian restaurant

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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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Drinking Mate in the Campo San Antonio del Areco

The Search for Playadito

By Vivi Rathbone.

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.”
― Arthur GoldenMemoirs of a Geisha

I woke up with a swollen cheek.  My tooth was throbbing.  As I had plans to have it pulled at 19:30, I resisted sending a text message to my dentist for fear of taking advantage of his sympathy, or making him regret sharing his personal

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Tarta de Membrillo and Mascarpone Recipe Cooking in Buenos Aires

Tarta de Membrillo y Mascarpone

Dulce de Membrillo was one of the many bizarre food products I had the pleasure of meeting in Argentina.  This gelatinous fruit byproduct is an ubiquitous member of the distinguished list of classically Argentine ingredients.  It can be

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