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Easy Entertaining with a Menu of Authentic Food from Uruguay

As we usually do, we are ending this month’s exploration of Uruguay’s cuisine with a complete four course dinner party menu featuring authentic food from Uruguay. And if you are looking for an easy dinner party to put together with no last minute stress then this dinner party from Uruguay might just be your next best friend. All of the dishes can be prepared ahead of time, with the appetizer requiring approximately 2 to 3 minutes to cook and the … Read More

Tannat Wine One of the Best Reasons to Visit Uruguay

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Tannat and South American Wine This was a great find. If you’ve never heard of tannat wine, you are not alone.  Prior to traveling to Uruguay, we had never heard of tannat wine, and we drink a lot of wine and have traveled a lot.  We have also traveled a lot around South America and still didn’t know it! So bear with me while I explain the story. If you know anything about South American wine, Argentina is known for … Read More

How to Make Uruguay’s Golden Veal Milanesa

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Today we feature one of Uruguay’s most popular menu choices, Veal Milanesa. Easy to make and always popular with children and adults alike, who doesn’t like the delightful, golden crumbing coating over a great piece of veal? Typically served with fries/chips and a salad, no wonder it is such a popular choice at many restaurants in Uruguay. Just as popular is the chicken version, made with a chicken fillet. Veal Milanesa (Spanish spelling) is suspiciously like Veal Schnitzel from Austria … Read More

How to Make the Best Beet with Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad

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Here is a great recipe to make the best beet with goat cheese and walnut salad you will ever eat. It is my gift and contribution to the people of Uruguay to pair with their magnificent beef steaks, tannat red wine and good cheer that is always proudly on display whenever you eat out in Uruguay. This salad was inspired by our visit to the charming town of Colonia de Sacramento where we had a simple but beautiful lettuce salad, … Read More

Picturesque Colonia de Sacramento: How to Make the Most of your Visit

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First settled by the Portuguese in the 17th Century, the very picturesque Colonia de Sacramento is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata.  The town was a strategic settlement for the Portuguese.  The Spanish and Portuguese fought over it for many years and you can see the remnants of the Old Fort and the original city walls near the waterfront.   It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a very picturesque little town.   The cobblestone streets, … Read More

Awesome Provoleta- Grilled Provolone Cheese- Is Quick and Easy

Provoleta- grilled provolone cheese- from Uruguay (and Argentina) is a quick 3-minute appetizer from refrigerator to serving. Is there any hot appetizer quicker than this? This provoleta recipe could not be easier. So if you are looking to cook recipes from Uruguay, traditional food like this is a great way to start. Grilled cheese is adored throughout the world. Provoleta -grilled provolone cheese- is another classic, melted cheese recipe but with a Uruguayan touch,  you should add to your repertoire. … Read More

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