The Argentine Asado

Most Argentine cattle are grass-fed, and you can tell by the taste.

Argentine barbecue, known as Asado, is the name for both a cooking technique and event. Meat is slow cooked all day on a grill. My favorite dish was this thing called Matambre.

Matambre combines two Spanish words, mata, which means to kill, and ambre, which means hunger. So matambre means kill-hunger, and it’s does exactly that. This dish is essentially a pizza, but instead of putting tomato sauce and cheese on dough, they put it on a round and thin slice of meat. After slow cooking it, it transforms into the best pizza ever.

Argentine Asado

Recoleta Cemetery

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If you’re fascinated with cemeteries, then the Recoleta Cemetery is for you.

The Recoleta Cemetery takes up about two city blocks. Like miniature alleyways, getting around here.

You can get lost in the labyrinth of the Recoleta Cemetery. You might want to because it’s one of the most amazing places in the city. The cemetery is about four city blocks in size and I’d recommend going when it’s raining to add to the eeriness.

It can get really quiet in here. A lot of cats roam these parts. I used to see them sleeping on top of coffins inside the mausoleums. Some of the doors are made of metal and glass, and you can see that the mausoleums go two stories beneath the ground.

Recoleta Cemetery

Next Episode

We're going north of Buenos Aires to the Pampas region of Argentina. This fertile land provides grass for the country's cattle population. Next episode we'll find out what it's like to live and work on an Argentine cattle ranch. Episode won't be coming out until March, because we're currently in Cuba!

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