The most traditional dish of the island of Chiloé is the Curanto.
It is impossible to travel in Argentina and never try the maté! More than a food adventure, it is a social experience.
We were on la Tierra del Fuego, on the Chilean part, looking for a place to sleep on our way between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas. It was incredibly windy and a little bit cold and rainy…
The cocktail is made of Pisco, lime juice, sugar and ice. The Peruvian recipe will add egg white and the traditional 3 dots of Angostura bitters on the top.
The Caldillo de Congrio is a fish soup made with fish broth, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, fish (congrio – eel – but can also be made with other white fishes) and the Chilean spice merquén (smoked chili pepper). It is delicious!
In south Patagonia the most common product from the sea is the centolla, so called King crab. We couldn’t avoid it and were forced to taste its different cooking styles 🙂
One of the most common and delicious food in Patagonia, in both Argentina and Chile, is the Cordero asado, the grilled lam! DE-LI-CIOUS!!!
Empanadas… I think everyone who traveled through Latin America has tasted at least once this pastry…
We could not cross Chile without stopping in one of its wine regions and tasting some of its best products. So we choose the Colchagua Valley and opted for a degustation menu at Lapostolle winery near Santa Cruz.
My first discovery was not really a success… I was expecting the most delicious sweet of Argentina and it was in fact a little bit…
Curious about the name “sub marino” and about the principle, I couldn’t resist to try it!
Heritage of its massive Italian immigration, with nearly 3 million people arrived between 1857 and 1940, Argentina has become a master of ice cream!
Delicious surprise of Argentina: the medialunas!
Like I love the French aperitif, I really enjoy the picadas in Argentina!
We couldn’t come to Argentina and not taste the wines of Mendoza, so we booked a tour to visit 4 wineries in the sub region of Luján de Cuyo.
Continuing our Peruvian food discovery, we bravely tried one of the specialities of Cusco: the beef heart skewers!
How could I not speak about the Peruvian national drink! You can find it in every bars or restaurants and every guides will joke about the effect of this delicious beverage… which is in effect surprisingly strong!
The shrimp chowder, great delicacy of Arequipa, is pure happiness! In general I don’t really like seafood soups (except the fantastic clam chowder from New England!), but I absolutely fell in love with the chupe de camarones!
In Europe there is this legend about the Peruvians who eat the cute little guinea pig… Well, this is not a legend!
Another gorgeous ceviche!