Thursday, January 19, 2006

Raisinhater on the Road

Sorry about the brief absence, I got married and ran off to Argentina!

Right now I'm on my honeymoon in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Picture South America – Ushuaia is a city located at the very bottom pointy part, near Antarctica. I arrived two days ago, exhausted after 24 hours of transit.

Yesterday was my first real opportunity to eat non-airplane-food. Here is my first Argentine beef…



It was tender and mild tasting. Beef isn’t aged in Argentina the way it is in the US, so it has a sweeter taste than what Americans are used to. Argentines in the United States often find our meat to be gamey or leathery tasting because they are accustomed to different flavors.

I was so excited that I gobbled this right up, hopefully next time (dinner today?) I’ll have a better opportunity to savor and reflect and say smart sounding things about cows and whatnot. Or at least take better photos. No promises though, because we're headed into some pretty remote areas and internet may not even be available.

In the meantime, here is a lovely photo of the Beagle Channel. Note the snow capped mountains, even though it is the middle of summer!

7 Comments:

Blogger s'kat said...

Oh my goodness, such BIG secrets!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! Best wishes and such for a happy honeymoon. Have fun... be like rabbits! ;)

9:10 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Congraulations on the marriage! Have a fun honeymoon!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous MTF said...

I love the mix of food and geography. Your dedication to food is impressive, especially on your honeymoon.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Whoa! How's that for breaking news!! Congratulations Mebeth!! That's sooo exciting. I hope you're having a wonderful time in Argentina.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous paz said...

¡Wau! ¡Felicidades! Congratulations! Argentina is a wonderful place to honeymoon. Have a wonderful time and safe trip back home.

Best,
Paz

7:49 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

I thought your name looked familiar. I was reading the Style section this morning and then was browsing the well fed network.

Congratulations on your wedding!

I hope your enjoying the food and new family in Argentina.

I look forward to more of your reviews of the recipes in Cook's Illustrated--one of the magazines I like best.

2:25 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

YAY - CONGRATS!!!!

I was so glad that I was no longer a vegetarian when I went to Argentina - I woulda missed out on Argentine beef burgers with avocado.

...and that woulda been so sad.

Have a great honeymoon.

11:07 AM  

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