Category - Argentina
The cuisine of Argentina is an incredibly hearty fare, the influences of which can be traced to Spain, Italy, France and Germany, as well as the original inhabitants. Argentinians are famous for their meat consumption, especially beef grilled or roasted and served with piquant Chimichurri sauce.
Milanesas empanadas and pasta show the extensive European influence. Whilst potatoes, corn, pumpkin and locro soup are popular traditional foods. Alfajores cookies filled with dulce de leche are favourites, as is a bracing cup of hot yerba mate. Yerba Mate is a tea which allegedly has health benefits and is now available worldwide.