First You Settle the Pampas: Food in Colonial Argentina and Today (Conclusion)

Throughout the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, the Roman Catholic Church proselytized the vast distances and founded convents. And the nuns who lived in those convents, and their Indian servants, soon became known for intricate sweets and other confections that had roots in the sweets that predominated in Moorish-ruled Spain for eight centuries until the…

First You Settle the Pampas: Food in Colonial Argentina and Today

What was cooking in colonial Argentina? What do cooks still cook there today? Answer: lots of dishes, but especially meat. Years ago, when I lived in Fram, Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer, going to Encarnacion, Argentina was the delight of the month --- as long as I went on a day when restaurants featured…