Post Tagged with: "Patagonia"

18Apr
2011

Shot of the Week

A week ago my mom and I took a trip to Patagonia, the Argentine towns of El Calafate and El Chalten, specifically. In El Chalten, a tiny place that attracts hikers and lovers of the outdoors, we trekked for about 45 minutes and reached this panorama. –Karina

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25Feb
2011

Ice Cream in Patagonia

Patagonia’s Tastiest Products part 4: helado The most underrated or overlooked aspect of Argentine gastronomy: helado. Helado is the delectable happy-medium—that perfect halfway point—between traditional, creamy American ice cream and dense, flavorful Italian gelato. Many Bariloche chocolate shops, including Rapa Nui, also serve up helado. My personal favorite is Helados Jauja (pronouched “how-ha”). From the organic farms of El Bolsón come the ingredients for Jauja, and the quality is discernible in each bite: it all tastes fresh and full-flavored. Coming […]

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24Feb
2011

Beers from El Bolsón

Patagonia’s Tastiest Products part 3: beer In addition to jams, El Bolsón also boasts some seriously flavorful artisanal beers. The eponymous Cerveza El Bolsón wins for most inventive beers. Flavors include chocolate and strawberry, and all manage to retain their brew dignity while also tasting undeniably like chocolate, strawberry or whatever the flavor is. Otto Tipp, which was started by a German immigrant of the same name, is the original, and serves up complimentary tastings. Araucana is another local favorite. […]

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23Feb
2011

Jam from El Bolsón

Patagonia’s Tastiest Products part 2: Jam El Bolsón encompasses a host of organic farms, and homemade jam is a local specialty. Cabaña Micó is considered to produce some of the tastiest and freshest, all without the assistance of additives and preservatives. Taste as many flavors as you’d like, though I wouldn’t expect to recognize them all, especially the berry flavors. Many of the fruits are specific to the area, such as the Calafate berry. Two more posts coming, one Thursday, […]

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23Feb
2011

Chocolates from Bariloche

Patagonia’s Tastiest Products I spent the Christmas holiday in the Patagonia Lake District, about a 20-hour drive south of Buenos Aires. It was the perfect time to be in the area, as the relative cold and snow-capped surrounding mountains gave the place the wintry, festive feel I am used to around Christmas, though it was still early summer. Another major reason I was in my typical holiday spirit was thanks to the rich regional goodies, specifically chocolates. Some of the […]

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28Sep
2010

Antarctica: The Research

That little red dot in the bottom right hand corner? That’s a hut. Antarctica dwarfs all human activity. Even a Frank Lloyd Wright, in place of that little red shack, doesn’t stand a chance against these towers of ice and snow. And this might be the reason why marine biologists, naturalists, geologists, penguin researchers and explorers love Antarctica more than Heidi Montag loves plastic surgery. Our expedition offered a little of everything. Dennis, a marine biologist, reported his findings in […]

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