Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Delicious Food

Mmmm. I had some delicious food tonight.

This week Anthony's parents are visiting Salto and they took us out to dinner at a local restaurant called La Caldera. Mmmm. I had pollo glaseado which was glazed chicken stuffed with ham, raisins, and onions, served with a side of warm apple sauce. It was delicious, but unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it. I think finding good food in Uruguay is a matter of knowing what to order (or where to buy your groceries). I was despairing for a few weeks when I thought the only things I could find were fried foods, gooey pasta, mayonnaise, and greasy pizza. The options are much more palatable now that I've learned the ins and outs of this South American cuisine.

Then for dessert Christie and I stopped by a nearby bakery to get masas (bite-sized pastries) for everyone. Most include dulce de leche in their ingredient list and all seem to be super tasty.


  1. you always make me so hungry to eat. it sounds like you eat some really good food. so when you come back you should be able to make some of these dishes? you can make me some food? :-)

  2. Of course I'll make you some food. (I've become a microwave cooking guru, so just imagine what I could do with a stove...) But in all seriousness, I am trying to figure out how to make a few of my favorite things from Uruguay to share with people back home. I'll have a dinner party when I return and you are on the guest list :)