Tag Archives: Food

March 26, 2010
Ecuadorian Markets– also tagged ,

There are many differences between the grocery stores that Americans generally frequent and the markets here in Ecuador. This article aims to highlight these differences.

January 7, 2009
New York City: Hot Chocolate Season– also tagged ,

Residents of New York City enjoy an embarrassment of culinary riches in all sorts of niche categories, which means that the winter hot chocolate selection is incredibly diverse. I’ve identified three of my personal favorite hot chocolates, two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, though I could name many others. Also worth mentioning is the [...]

August 3, 2008
Anthony Bourdain in U.S. Southwest – Monday, Aug. 4– also tagged ,

After the recent post about No Reservations I received an email asking if I would like to receive updates about the show. It was an attempt to get me as a blogger to hype up the new episodes as they come out. I guess that I am obliging that request. While I don’t like going [...]

August 2, 2008
Chivito: An Awesome Sandwich– also tagged ,

For those of you that already know me, you know that I love food. I love to try all different types of food, I really enjoy cooking and baking, and even like trying over again food that I didn’t like the first time around. So one of my favorite parts of going to Uruguay was [...]

June 27, 2008
5 Tips for Eating on a Budget

We all need ways to cut costs while traveling. I like to splurge on an expensive meal from time to time as much as the next guy, but during a typical day it is important to keep costs down. I find it amusing that I can describe a day traveling as typical. 1.) Hang out [...]

June 23, 2008
El Viejo y el Mar, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay– also tagged , , , ,

It was a cold rainy evening in June and I was sitting in a cozy living room lit only by the glow from a fire and candle light. Well worn books lined the shelves and an older man named Ernesto was tuning an aged guitar. A few locals who were sitting around the fireplace struck [...]

June 1, 2008
Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo, Uruguay– also tagged , , , ,

This wonderfully-smelling indoor and outdoor market is a popular place for any beef-loving Uruguayan to go for lunch, especially on Saturdays. Although in the summer this market is normally both in and outdoors, during the winter month of May we found much of the activity to be inside. Here one can find at least a [...]

May 13, 2008
Marcas (Brands) of Yerba Mate: Canarias– also tagged , ,

Canarias is a strong brand of Yerba Mate. It only comes sin palo (without stems). This is currently my favorite brand yerba mate. As far as I know Canarias is an Uruguayan brand, but some of my bags have also been stamped “Producto de Brazil”.  If some one knows the answer to this dilemma, let [...]

May 4, 2008
Yerba Mate: That amazing South American Tea– also tagged , , , ,

Yerba Mate is an invigorating and nutrient rich tea from South America. It is broadly enjoyed in Uruguay, Paraguay, and some parts of Argentina and Brazil. I was first introduced to mate by high school Spanish teacher. I will be the first to admit that it is an acquired taste, but so are coffee, beer, [...]