Archive for the ‘South America’ Category

“pickled herring and animal innards are particularly pleasant”

Share   To my tremendous surprise, this jiggly six-year-old corner of the internet has suddenly received more than its share of publicity this week. Some highlights: Time Out NYC – Apparently, I said that “pickled herring and animal innards are particularly pleasant.” WTF?! I mean, I did say something like that, but it’s funny to […]

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#122 Brazil: the Astoria feijoada smackdown

Share   Full disclosure: I f*cking love Brazil. I’ve spent a total of about four months there, and have fallen in love with Brazil—and in Brazil—over and over again. So it’s really hard for me to be reasonable about Brazilian food. I’ve had some mind-blowingly great meals all over Brazil—especially in the northeastern corner of […]

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#117 Argentina: cow, cow, amphetamine ice cream, and cow

Share   And then, there was cow. If you walk into La Esquina Criolla and order a “parillada completa” (rough translation:  complete grilled Argentine cow), you’ll receive cow–specifically, a salty, fennel-y beef sausage–as an appetizer.  That’s the grill man’s version of a culinary warning shot. Ten minutes after the beef-sausage warning shot, the grill man […]

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#68 Suriname: Warung Kario’s big, long… list of influences

Share Ever since sixth grade, I’ve had a weird fascination with Suriname. It’s probably South America’s least-discussed nation, since it’s tiny (population 490,000) and Americans are pretty much never interested in small countries that lack terrorists, beaches, and oil. If you tell a friend that you’re headed to Suriname, you’ll almost certainly receive a blank […]

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#64 Guyana: BEAT (or EAT?)

Share I bought a new pair of jeans a few months ago at an Esprit outlet, and I thought I’d bought some good sh*t. The jeans are comfortable, my ass looks relatively non-terrible and somewhat non-flabby in them, and I only spent $15. Not bad, right? Trouble is, the jeans have one weird flaw. When […]

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