Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (aka the toilet...
I must have walked or driven past this magnificent building a few dozen times but it never crossed my mind to go...
Los ñoquis del 29: arugula gnocchi
Gnocchi is one of the many contributions of Italian immigrants to Argentinean cuisine. Gnocchi, which morphed into our...
So what is a telo anyway?
You walk down, say, Tres Sargentos Street in the financial district of Buenos Aires and see a door with a discreet sign...
A colourful corner of Buenos Aires: La Boca
Every city has an area that is so touristy that is generally avoided by locals.  La Boca is one such place. La Boca...
Recoleta Cemetery: the City of the Dead
Recoleta Cemetery truly feels like a city within a city with its grid street plan and mausoleums that resemble small...
Funny factura names (and their origin)
Would you eat a friar’s balls? Probably not unless you are in Argentina and have a sweet tooth. Facturas are,...
Carlos Keen: snapshots of the countryside
Carlos Keen is a small country town located less than 90 kilometres west of the city of Buenos Aires (see map here)....
Luján, between faith and history
The view of the basilica, with its looming spires, never fails to impress. It’s Luján, Argentina’s...
Alfajores de maizena for the international...
My friend Katie from Seashells and Sunflowers threw down the gauntlet and we took it up: an international alfajor...
Country bliss in Suipacha
Every time I go to Buenos Aires, my parents take me on day trip to the country. On my latest visit, we went to the town...
At Libreria El Ateneo
After meeting a friend –and former colleague- for lunch, I stroll down Avenida Santa Fe in Buenos Aires. I need to...
Notes on an Argentinean Christmas
Traditionally, we put up the Christmas tree on December 8th, the Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary,...