dulce de leche

I Scream Ice Cream

August 8, 2012

I recently read a study that Chileans now eat the most ice cream in Latin America at over 6.5 liters (nearly 4 gallons) per year, per capita. That’s around 27 million gallons of ice cream for this smallish nation of 15 million people. Chileans take their ice cream seriously. Besides consumption at home, the boom […]

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RUSTIC FLAN: Cinnamon and lemon peel aromatize this favorite country-style dessert.

May 30, 2011

Leche asada, meaning “roasted milk” in Spanish, is a rustic form of flan popular all over the region due to its simplicity (milk, eggs, and sugar) and ease of preparation.  Cooks aromatize the milk and infuse different flavors, ranging from vanilla in Peru to cinnamon and lemon peel in Chile, or rich dulce de leche […]

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Burn Baby Burn: Francis Mallmann

May 11, 2011

Francis Mallmann. If you don’t know his name, take note. He’s South America’s most famous “celebrity chef” with restaurants in Mendoza, Buenos Aires, and outside José Ignacio in Uruguay. He’s well known yet low profile. A seemingly chilled out, laid back guy who prefers to be in the Argentine or Uruguayan countryside than amist all […]

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MENDOZA, ARGENTINA (in pictures)

May 4, 2011

They say that a picture says a thousand words.  Here are some of our favorite takes of Mendoza that encapsulate its beauty, charm, and lifestyle.  Above, on the international highway from Chile high in the Andes; and snacks at an olive oil tasting where we try native varieties like the Arauco oil. Dulce de leche […]

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Knack South American Cooking: Alfajores, Caramel-Filled Cookies

August 27, 2010

Buttery layers and sinful milk caramel create a dynamic duo in the Southern Cone’s favorite sweet treat A traditional confection found primarily in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile) and Peru, the alfajor arrived in South America by way of the Spanish. Though hailing from the Iberian peninsula, its roots reach back to the […]

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The Most Addictive Substance Known to Man

February 12, 2010

Thanks to Roboppy for this yummy pic. You may be wondering what that is. No, it’s not illegal, although like crack, it will turn you into a junkie. It’s not caffeine either, but you will get a buzz–of sorts. Can you guess what it is? It’s a sweet, thick spreadable milk caramel called dulce de […]

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