Empanada Explorations

On our travels around Argentina last month, we carried out an intensive benchmarking exercise on empanadas, those cheeky little pastry turnovers with artfullly pinched and pleated edges that you find pretty much all over South America. They probably found their way to the continent via Spain, though they’re quite different from the large tray-baked empanadas found in Galicia, which are usually filled with tuna and sold… Continue reading Empanada Explorations

Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part IV: Argentina March 2015

By Monty Style Day 15 – From Salta City to Los Molinos We drive south to Los Cerillos, then west into some of the most beautiful mountain scenery imaginable from Los Cerillos to Cachi and Molinos. We scale the Cuesta del Obispo (Pass of the Bishop), a dramatic feat of engineering but not a worrying,… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part IV: Argentina March 2015

Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part I: Argentina March 2015

ARGENTINA DIARY, 7th-26th March 2015, by Monty Style Day 1 – Buenos Aires arrival Endless flat grasslands below the 777 which floats motionless down to Ezeiza airport. After 13-and-a-bit hours’ flight we’re perfectly on time. Punctual and comfortable seats, but service- and meal-wise British Airways is not competitive at all. Dishwater coffee reminiscent of the… Continue reading Torrontés and Tango, Malbec and Empanadas Part I: Argentina March 2015