This leg of my journey has come to an end and if you are looking to learn more about Asado, the Argentine culture, or my journey please take a look at Asado: A Journey Through Argentine Cuisine. This book is the culmination of all my experiences, writings, recipes, learnings while exploring Argentina and I am both very excited and proud to share it with our readers.

How to use: One of my favorite things in a new country is to traverse the aisles of a grocery store—exploring what is unique to the country as well as learning what will be available for me to use. The Argentine Grocery Store offers up some familiar items as well as lot of new goodies to have some fun with.

Specialities

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Dulce de Leche – Yes and yes. I’ve eaten this stuff by the spoonful.

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Mate

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Pizza Dough

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Empanada Dough

Jamon Crudo / Crudito – the most popular cold cut / cured meat available here. Unfortunately, it didn’t stack up to it’s European cousins.

Fruits

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Frutilla – Stawberries

Limon – Lemon

Naranja – Orange

Manzana – Apples

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Kiwi – Kiwi

Pera – Pear

Banana – Banana

Avocados – Plata

Vegetables

Tomate – Tomato

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Remolacha – Beets

Zanahoria – Carrots

Berenjena – Eggplant

Robanitos – Raddish

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Puerro y Verdeo – Leeks and Green Onions / Scallions

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Zapallito – Summer Squash

Cebolla – Onions

Mantecosa / Lechuga – Lettuce (also have Purple Cabbage here)

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Choclo – Corn

Papa Blanca / Papa Negra – Potatoes

Morron – Pepper

Espinaca – Spinach

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Hinojo – Fennel

Alcaucil – Artichoke

Chaucha – Green Peas

Wines

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Honestly, there’s too much to cover here:

Boxed Wine – the best boxed wine I’ve had the pleasure of trying thus far in my travels. Boxed wine is popular in the mixed drink Calimoche, but in desperate times I have drunk it solo.

Vino Tinto – Red Wine

Vino Blanco – White Wine

Beers

Quilmes – The local beer here

Brahama – Another cheap choice