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Argentina

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Abbey Fenner

on 26 February 2013

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Argentina Abbey Fenner Food Native Food Desserts Geography Climate Argentinian Food vs. American Food Religion A typical meal consists of:
Grilled beef.
French-fried potatoes.
Salad.
Red wine. Caramel Argentina's landscape varies from mountain peaks to sandy beaches to fertile plains. One popular dish in Argentina is matambre. Matambre means "hunger-killer". It's marinated flank steak stuffed with spinach, hearts of palm, ham, or hard-boiled eggs. After it is stuffed, it is then baked. Matambre can be eaten hot or cold. Much of the native food reflects the immigrants that came to Argentina. Some dishes include:
Locro - a soup or stew containing corn, beef, beans, potatoes, peppers, and onions.
Chipa - a biscuit using manioc, eggs, and cheese.
Sopa Paraguaya - a pie made from corn, cheese, and eggs.
Reviro - a fried dish of dried meat, onions, and spices. Only Italian dishes are considered truly native, but the food is mostly of blend of Italian, Jewish, Spanish, German, and Chinese food. Beef is a very popular food. It's polular because it is plentiful and cheap. Most Agentinian people consume over 190 lbs. of it each year. Social Customs The climate is so diverse because of the country's length. It's about 2,300 miles long. Food Beliefs and Attitudes Recipe For Argentinian Hot Chocolate Yerba mate is a type of herbal tea. Some people addicted to yerba mate carry hot water around their necks so they can freshen their tea throughout the day, but it's very uncommon sight to see. Yerba mate is similar to coffee, but with fewer side effects. The way it is brewed is very unique; there is a special method and ritual used to steep the leaves. It is usually brewed in beautiful gourd cups and sipped with a sliver straw called bombilla. Preparation:
1.Place the evaporated milk, the corn syrup, and the condensed milk in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add the cinnamon sticks, baking soda, and pinch of salt if desired. (Salt is not exactly traditional but helps intensify the flavor).
2.Cook and stir over medium low heat. The water will begin to evaporate as steam. Stir steadily so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. Adjust the temperature so that the mixture stays just barely at a simmer.
3.The mixture will slowly begin to thicken and darken slightly in color. Keep stirring - this takes patience!
4.Cook and stir until the mixture is making big slow bubbles and is very thick. Lift the spoon out of the pot and drizzle some of the caramel over the surface. If it forms a ribbon that does not disappear after 10 seconds or so, it is ready. Also check by dragging the spoon along the bottom of the pot. You should be able to see the bottom of the pot for a few seconds before the thickened mixture closes in on itself and covers the bottom. The mixture will have been simmering for 30-45 minutes.
5.Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks, and stir in the vanilla.
6.Let cool completely and serve.
Tip: If the mixture starts to stick to the bottom of the pan and burn, you can quickly change to a fresh pan. If there are burnt pieces already mixed in, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the clean pot, and continue cooking and stirring. Recipe For Dulce de Leche Makes 1 and a half cups.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes Ingredients:
1 (14 ounce) can of condensed milk (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 (12 ounce) can of evaporated milk (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Generous pinch of salt (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla Asado Dulce de Leche VS. French Fries VS. El Submarino for Four
Ingredients:
4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon sugar
4 ounces bars of good quality dark chocolate. broken into 1 ounce pieces
Preparation:
1.Pour the milk into a saucepan. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla.
2.Heat milk until it is just about to boil. Remove from heat and divide milk into 4 mugs. Serve each mug with a piece of the chocolate. Argentine French
Fried Potatoes It is also the name of the social event of having or attending a barbecue. Asado is a traditional and national way to eat meat in Argentina and Uraguay. An Asado Resturuant Address: 2810 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone: (253) 272-7770
Hours: Monday-11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday-11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday-11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday-11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday-11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday-4:00 pm – 1:30 am
Sunday-4:00–10:00 pm
Transit: 6th / Pine
Reservations:
http://www.opentable.com/asado-reservations-tacoma?rid=7538&ref=1068
Menu: http://www.allmenus.com/wa/tacoma/277609-asado/menu/ Thanks for watching! Argentina is bordered by Chile to the west and south, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast. Provinces Argentina is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city (Ciudad autónoma de Buenos Aires, informally the Capital Federal). The city and the provinces have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Catamarca
Chaco
Chubut
Córdoba
Corrientes
Entre Ríos
Formosa
Jujuy
La Pampa
La Rioja
Mendoza
Misiones
Neuquén
Río Negrob
Salta
San Juan
San Luis
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe
Santiago del Estero
Tierra del Fuego
Tucumán Each province has its own flag, including the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Asado can be found in the United States, but we call it a barbecue. In America, it is not so much a tradition. When you are lucky enough to be invited to an asado, you will be eating for hours. At asados, you have all kinds of meat, from ribs to the intestines, while you slow down and enjoy life. One similarity between asados and American barbecues is the grilling of food. Both occasions start off with lighting the coal and cooking over the grill. If you offer to help grill the food, the host, or asador, will politely but firmly refuse. The asador is territorial and will stand at the grill for hours, serving one roasted piece of meat after another. Asado is a technique for cooking cuts of meat, usually consisting of beef alongside various other meats, which are cooked on a grill, or parrilla, or an open fire. Along with different types of meat, grilled corn, salads, and grilled provolone cheese is served with the meal. Drinks include Malbec wine and beer. Some traditional sauces served with the meat are garlicky green chimichurri sauce and spicy salsa criolla. One difference between asados and American barecues is that asados are more traditional. There our many foods that we have adopted. Most aren't directly from Argentina, but we have lots of the same foods because both countries adopted their food from other countries, mostly European. Because of Argentina's long length, it is divided into four main regions: the northern subtropical woodlands and swamps, the heavily wooded slopes of the Andes Mountains in the west, the far south, semiarid, and cold Patagonian Plateau, and the temperate region surrounding Buenos Aires. Argentine food is this way because the region can only grow certain crops and care for certain animals. The region and climate make it able to grow potatoes, onions, grapes, sugar cane, tomatoes, lemons, soybeans, apples, barley, and pears. Typical Foods The pizza in Argentina is very thick, unlike in Italy. You can buy pizza basically anywhere. Argentinians eat enormous amounts of pasta, which is normally served with a large amount of sauce. Pesto, Cream, and Red Meat sauces are the most common, although some of the nicer restaurants tend to experiment with newer versions. A common lunch time meal are milanesas. It is a thin breaded piece of meat, similar to the German schnitzel. It is often served in sandwich form at fast food restaurants. Some desserts are:
Fresh fruit.
Cheese.
Rice Pudding.
Almendrado.
Dulce de leche.
Medialunas. Dulce de leche is milk simmered with sugar until very thick. It is usually served as a base for other desserts. Dulce de leche is also spread on toast, eaten by the spoon, served with ice cream, served with cheese, and used in cakes and meringues. Almendrado is Italian styled ice cream rolled in crushed almonds. Each region of the country has its own style of alfajores con dulce de leche. This particular dish is a confection of two layers of dough surrounding a filling; it is then covered with a special coating. Medialunas are croissants coated in a sweet glaze. They are often eaten at breakfast time. Empanadas are also typically eaten. They are small pies filled with all types of filling, although ham, cheese and meat are the most popular. Before ordering, it is best to ask the size, since in general Argentinean empanadas are smaller than those of other countries. Eating six or seven of them is not unheard of. In the week of Easter, empanadas are specially filled with tuna or cod. An asado without chorizo to
begin with is not a asado in Argentina.
A chorizo is a spicy sausage usually
made from pork. Blood sausages
are also common. Argentina is famous for parallada or mixed grill. This is food heaven for a carnivore and the fundamental parallada typically features sausages, chicken, ribs and beef. You may also find that a parallada includes offal, intestines, sweet bread, udder, and kidneys. It’s an exciting opportunity to try good tasting food that you may not have tried before. Routine Breakfast: Individuals in Argentina typically consume very light breakfasts which often consist of tea, coffee, mate, toast, marmalade, and croissants.

Lunch: Argentinians usually make up for a light breakfast at lunch, where a substantial amount of food is often eaten. Lunch usually starts at about midday. It is difficult to give obvious examples of the food people might eat in Argentina for lunch as the cuisine is so varied. As well as in the UK, individuals can eat food as diverse as meat dishes, pizza, and pasta.

Dinner: As with lunch, it is difficult to describe obvious food choices in Argentina due to the diversity of cuisine. Dinner rarely takes place before 8 or 9 in the evening. It is not unusual to see the restaurants in Argentina still packed at midnight. Argentinians are usually light drinkers. Alchohol cannot be consumed until you reach the age of 18. A popular fruit juice drink in Argentina is the licuados, which
is fruit drink blended with milk, but can be made with water
also. Other common drinks include lemon, apple, and
orange juice. Unsurprisingly, you will have no problem
finding drinks such as Coca-Cola and 7-Up. The Argentinian Constitution guarantees religious freedom. During the last fifteen to twenty years, other world religions, such as Islam, are becoming noticeable within the country. Roman Catholicism acts as the official religion. When meeting a new group of people, it is a formal meeting. The eldest or most important person is the person who you are first introduced to. Handshakes are standard; when giving one, look them straight in the eyes and give them a big smile. If you continue giving direct eye contact, it gives a sign of interest. Argentinians usually prefer third-party meetings. You should always wait for your host to introduce you to others at a small gathering. When leaving, you say goodbye to each person individually. Meeting Etiquette Gift Giving Etiquette If invited to a dinner or gathering at their home, it is expected to bring a small gift for the hostess. Taxes on imported spirits are extremely high, so if you give imported bottled spirits as a gift, they are always well received. Don't give knives or scissors, as it shows your desire to sever the relationship. All gifts are opened immediately. Business Etiquette Relationships & Communication Appointments should always be made one or two weeks in advance, preferably notified by e-mail or telephone. Avoid having business meetings in January or February; those are vacations times for most. Also, avoid the middle weeks of July, when many go skiing, and during the two weeks before and after Christmas. You should always be on time, although the person you are meeting may not be as punctual. In some cases, the more important the person you are meeting is, the longer you will have to wait. Meetings Do not automatically discuss business, small talk helps establish close relationship. During your meeting, the other person is allowed to accept phone calls and attend to other business. You should have all printed material available in both English and Spanish. Meetings are for discussion and sharing ideas. Decisions are not reached at meetings. Negotiations Most Argentinians expect to deal with people of similar status. Argentinians tend to have a hard time disagreeing, so if you think things are going well, it could be just that no one has challenged your opinion. Hierarchy is important. Hierarchy is a system or organization in which groups or people are ranked above or below one another according to status or authority. All decisions are made at the top of the company. Decisions usually require several layers of approval before they are final. Business Cards What to Wear Business cards are given out informally. Have one side of your business card translated into Spanish. When giving the card, have the Spanish side face the person whom you are giving it to. Your attire should be formal and conservative, but still be stylish. Men should wear dark-colored formal and conservative business suits. Good quality accessories are important for both genders. Women should wear elegant business suits or dresses. Argentinians maintain and use a complicated network of family and friends to call upon for help, favors, or assistance. If a favor is done for you, you will be called upon one time or another to repay it. Argentina's culture is relationship driven, so it is important to use the network to your advantage. Above all, they like doing business with people they know and trust. They also prefer to have face to face meetings than to have it over it over the phone or through writing, as it as seen as impersonal. If a relationship develops, the person's loyalty will most likely be more to you than the company. Looking good in the eyes of others is vital to Argentinians. People will judge you not only on what you say, but also on how you present yourself. Argentinians do not like publicly admitted they are wrong, so avoid confrontations. It is very important to show respect to people with high authority. When speaking with people of your own level, it is more acceptable to have a more relaxed conversation. Be alert for hidden meanings in the conversation and their body language. To sum it up, Argentinians are blunt, open, and direct, but still remain tactful to others. If you are invited to an Argentinian's home for dinner:
Dress well. Men should wear a jacket and tie. Women should wear a dress or a skirt and blouse.
Arrive 30 to 45 minutes later than the planned time. Arriving on time is not very normal.
You should call the hosts the next day to thank them for the dinner and the invite. Before sitting down, wait for the host or hostess to tell you wear to sit. There may be a seating plan. Hold the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating. Don't begin eating until the hostess tell you that you can. Your hands should always be visible, but don't put your elbows on the table. Wait for a toast to be made before taking a sip of your drink. It is considered polite to leave a small amount of food left on your plate after you finish eating. After eating, place your fork and knife across your plate so that the prongs are facings down and the handles to the right. Try to avoid pouring the wine at all possible costs. Pouring the wine is a difficulty because of the many rituals and cultural taboos that
go along with it. Summer in Buenos Aires (January and February) is quite hot and humid, while the winter there is damp and chilly. Rain falls all over Argentina throughout the year. Annual temperatures in Buenos Aires range from to 51°F to 75°F. Dress well if you want a good impression.
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