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Food, eating habits and cusine of Argentina

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Argentina’s cuisine is strongly influenced by European cooking.

Each immigrant group arriving in the country brought with them their favorite recipes from their native land.

Nowadays foods from every part of the world are in Argentina. The most popular dishes are Italian, like ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti, and pizza

Meat is very popular, especially beef, and it is normal to eat it twice a day.

Their most typical meat dishes are “carbonada criolla” made with ground beef, and “bife a caballo” a beefsteak with fried egg on top. Also well known are the “pucheros,” stews normally made with chicken and vegetables, and “locro,” a type of native stew made with corn, sausage and vegetables. Argentineans eat a lot of roasted meat. They use large barbeques for roasting and a stick to hold the meat to slice it and serve it.

Argentineans love wine. They have formed one of the largest wine industries in the world.

Each year, thousands of people arrive from everywhere in the country to pick up the grapes with their own hands in the vineyards of Mendoza, San Juan, Salta and La Rioja.

Argentineans also love sweets. The best-known desserts are sweet milk and “alfajores.”

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