The book is designed to be carried easily by the reader, measuring approximately 10.5 x 18.75 x 0.6 cm.


Food and Drink in Argentina
(ISBN: 0977217604) is a guide to the food and drinks of Argentina and is designed to address the needs and interests of tourists and new residents. It was published in the United States in 2006 and is on sale at book stores in Buenos Aires and other cities as well as through selected web sites. See Where to buy for more information.


Like the United States, Argentina is a land of immigrants but the result in culinary and linguistic terms is quite different. Travelers who feel at ease traveling in Spain or Mexico very quickly realize that the food terms useful there are not the same in Argentina. Argentina's linguistic base is the Spanish of the colonial Viceroyalty of Peru. In addition, the huge immigration of Italians at the end of the 19th and early 20th Century exerted a strong influence on the language and cooking. For example, in Argentina, fresh pasta shops are commonplace but unknown in Spain or Mexico. Furthermore, many names of fruits and vegetables have Inca and Guarani origins.

Included are:

  • A to Z translations of food and beverage terms
  • Advice on where to eat
  • Advice on what to drink
  • Information on exploring Argentina's wine country
  • Know what to expect in restaurants
  • Advice for those on special diets or traveling with children
  • Useful section on shopping for food for tourists and new residents
  • Regional recipes to try