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The Pescatarian Asado: Reframing Argentina’s Native Bounty

In the Guaraní language, Paraná means “as big as the sea.” This river is one of the longest in the world extending from southern Brazil to Argentina’s Río de la Plata river basin. Along its 5000 kilometer route, The Paraná river supports innumerous ecosystems—land so lush and fertile that Spanish colonizers named the region La …

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Roasted Pumpkin with Pecans, Honey, and Jalapeño Dressing

In the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, pumpkin and squash litter the landscape regardless of the season. They’re packed into large crates of roadside vegetable stands and climb the fences of home gardens. Entrerrianos love to grill year round and this flame roasting pumpkin is the perfect way to add complex smokey flavor to the …

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Charred Squash with Sardo Cheese, Mint, and Fresh Greens

This shoulder season salad has one indispensable ingredient: fire. Regardless of time of year, the recipe takes full advantage of whatever gourds are available. Hot wood fire draws depth and texture from watery summer squash and cucumbers, which are cooked until just al-dente, while a longer roast turns starchier red kuri pumpkins creamy and tender. …

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Grilled Leeks with Red Chile Sauce Recipe

This vegetable side dish from Argentine cook Jorgelina Mandarina is the ideal accompaniment for any barbecue. Leeks are cooked down over the intense heat of a wood fire until they are soft and tender whilst still holding on to just the right measure of acidity. Peruvian chile panka, jalapeño, and curry leaves provide a welcome …

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Whole Grilled Fish Stuffed with Brussels Sprouts and Lemon

Sábalo is a fresh river fish native to the Paraná River and it is amongst these water’s most prized catches. Found from Paraguay down to the river’s end in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, this bottom feeder prefers deeper waters that can elude even the most dedicated fisherman. To replicate the flavor, look for …

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Get Your Fried Chicken With Creamed Corn and Bananas in Buenos Aires

“Your problem is that you are trying to understand something that makes no sense,” my wife says to me as I slide the fork across my plate. I push a bite of crispy chicken milanesa and a slice of charred deli ham across a sugary cloud of creamed corn. I struggle to balance peas, floppy …

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