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Learning Spanish over Christmas in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:08

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If you came in Buenos Aires learning Spanish and that this is your first time spending Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, the first thing that will stands out is the heat. It’s summertime in Argentina and the days are getting hotter and hotter, so say goodbye to your christmas sweaters, blankets and hot cocoa by the fire. You will definitely want to opt for your swimsuit and pool time after having walked throughout the city.

 Photo blog Learning Spanish over Christmas in Buenos Aires

The guide to spend a traditional Christmas in Argentina while learning Spanish :

Before Christmas :

You will start hearing some Christmas vocabulary as people in the street, stores or even in spanish class start talking about all the preparation and plans. Being around Buenos Aires at this time of the year when learning spanish really allows you to immerge in the culture and tradition of the country as well as improving a specific vocabulary about Christmas season and celebrations. Before the D-Day people usually celebrate Christmas with friends and coworkers. For example, here at Expanish we organize a Christmas party and as there are a lot of different nationalities, it is a good way to learn about other Christmas traditions while practicing your spanish.  

24th of December :

On the 24th people gather with their family. At Expanish, a lot of our students take the opportunity to practice their Spanish by choosing a homestay. This allow our students to spend Christmas with a local family and get a traditional experience of a typical Argentine Christmas. Usually everyone brings something to eat. As it is summer, it is more common to eat an asado and cold dishes, rather than the hot dishes and Christmas hams you may be used to. When midnight rolls around everyone will have toast, drink cider, eat pan dulce and commence opening gifts! Christmas celebrations usually end around 2AM but it wouldn’t be a proper Buenos Aires party without the younger generations heading to the “boliches (clubs) to dance until the sunrise. Argentines truly like to party!

25th of December :

On the 25th most Argentines gather again in the afternoon (everyone needs a good sleep especially the ones that went clubbing) and eat either the leftovers from the night before or have an asado. Be aware that most public transports will not run on Christmas day, so my advice would be to plan in advance. If you choose to live in a homestay, this will allow you to meet even more people and practice your presentation skills in Spanish, by the end of the Christmas celebration you should be an expert and feel more confident talking in Spanish.

New Year’s Eve :

While in other countries it may typically be a night out on the town with friends to ring in the new year, New Year’s Eve in Argentina is a very family centered holiday. Argentines gather with their family once again to have an asado and drink Malbec. It’s always best to have a friend or family member that has a rooftop host the New Year’s Eve party so that you can enjoy the fireworks at midnight, so don’t hesitate to ask around to your local friend if they have a “terraza”. Again, it wouldn’t be a true party without the younger generation heading off to the boliches with their friends after midnight while the older crowd heads out to parties with their friends and family.

Activities and places to go to during Christmas in Buenos Aires as a foreigner learning Spanish :

  • Play the lottery and maybe treat yourself to a big money prize. Every year, Argentina organizes a Christmas Lottery called “Gordo de Navidad” where you could win this year 15.000.000 pesos!!!
  • For Christmas dinner : La Dorita in Palermo (Humboldt 1892) is a “parilla” restaurant with one of the most complete menu and famous for it’s high quality. It offers a great variety of meat such as a 400g piece of “Bife de lomo” (Beef tenderloin).
  • Christmas party : Kika Club in Palermo (Honduras 5339) is one of the most famous boliches in the city, there is no doubt you will have a good time there and maybe meet some new Porteño friends as this is a very popular social spot! This could be a good opportunity to learn slang called “lunfardo” which is used a lot by the young generation.
  • New Year’s dinner : If you want celebrate the New Year in style, Casa Cruz in Palermo Viejo (Uriarte 1658) is the place for you. For more than 10 years, Casa Cruz has offered a wide variety of meat cuts and sides dishes as well as a very wide choice of wines, in an upscale yet cozy atmosphere. Another option could be to catch Tango Shows, many of which offer special dinner and show packages.
  • New Year’ Eve party: Club Shampoo, located in the heart of Recoleta and one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive nightclubs is a great place to ring in the New Year. If nightclubs are not your thing, you can head to Palermo Hollywood where the streets are filled with local block parties with djs and bands playing music, Porteños hosting asados and people enjoying the warm summer night to dance all night long until sunrise.

Expanish wishes you a “Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo” !

 

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The Best Heladeria in Your Barrio: A World Beyond Freddo

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:59

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Just spending an hour in Buenos Aires, one can see how big of a role ice cream plays in the daily life of the porteño. While there are heladerias on every corner, it seems everyone you talk to has “their” heladeria that they claim is the best in the city. So, how do you go about finding your one true heladeria? Well, a major factor is obviously quality, but another factor is proximity. When you want to drown your sorrows in a half kilo, you want to make sure it’s only a short walk away, or delivers. If you’re in Buenos Aires for any period of time, try some heladerias in your area, pick your favorite, and of course, stay faithful.

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: a breakdown of the best heladerias by barrio!

Puerto Madero: Abuela Goye; Alicia Moreau De Justo 540

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This is a shop with a lot of history and traditional homemade ice cream, so you can’t go wrong. Abuela Goye sells ice cream, traditional Patagonian chocolates, cookies, alfajores, and pastries. In addition, every shop has a cute statue of Abuela Goye herslef for you to take some selfies with!

San Telmo: Nonna Bianca; Estados Unidos 425

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With a homey vibe from all the wooden furniture, Nonna Bianca is the stop for San Telmo. This family-owned heladeria offers homemade Italian gelato, coffee, and chocolates. If you´re headed there during the day, they also sell snacks and pastries.

Recoleta: Rapa Nui; Arenales 2302

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This heladeria is my personal favorite. They have amazing flavors, with their specialty flavors on display in the front and many more to choose from in the back. What makes this place stand out is that they double as a chocolate shop and sell delicious gourmet chocolates as well. Not to mention you can buy all types of coffee and pastries.

Palermo: Tufic; Gautemala 4579

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In Palermo Soho, this is a great place to hit before a night out on the town. This heladeria has creamy, rich flavors and is definitely worth a visit. Aside from just ice cream, they also have a cafe that serves fresh coffee along with tasty food. They also have a variety of specials ranging from popsicles to frozen yogurt to crepes topped with ice cream.

Belgrano: Furchi; Cabildo 1508

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Arguably the best heladeria Belgrano has to offer. Unlike the other heladerias on the list, this place is low-fat (as far as ice cream goes anyways). So eat away with these unique flavors, like pineapple and parsley or celery and apple!

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Best Food Blogs and Apps for Buenos Aires

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:33

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With parillas, cafes, panaderias, empanadas, and pizza lining up every corner, it can be hard to decide where to eat, or to even know which restaurants to try first. Luckily, our fellow foodies of the world have taken on the task of finding the best restaurants for us!

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Pickupthefork.com

Pretty much the Buenos Aires restaurant bible. The writer of this blog writes funny and entertaining articles, but most importantly her taste in food is on point and her blog is extremely organized. If you’re looking for a restaurant, all you have to do is go to her restaurant guide and put in filters for what you want, which include the rating, the barrio, and the type of cuisine. She ranks everything from closed door restaurants to speakeasy bars to heladerias. Since you may not have the time to visit every restaurant in Buenos Aires, it’s great to have a blog that weeds out the bad meals from your life.

FoodSpotting

One great app to have, in Buenos Aires or elsewhere, is FoodSpotting. This is the ultimate tinder of food, except with a much higher chance of falling in love. FoodSpotting locates your current location and then you can swipe through mouthwatering pictures of food that people post near you. If a restaurant looks particularly appetizing, you can save it and go there later. There are also filters for best dishes, nearest restaurants, places that need reservations, places that deliver, and so much more. So download it and get swiping!

Tenedor Libre

This is an app specifically for restaurants in Buenos Aires, so you can’t go wrong. The only downfall is the small appstore fee of 99 cents, but that’s a small price to pay to never eat badly again. There are restaurant rankings and reviews from all over the city. It also has a GPS that allows you to search for restaurants nearby, and you can filter by barrio and cuisine. The app is only available in Spanish, so you can also practice your Spanish skills at the same time!

TheLostAsian.com

Another food blog, this is great for reading some witty articles and looking at wonderfully photographed good. This blogger has all the important categories covered, like brunch, “cheap and yummy,” and of course, asian food. While her foreign food reviews make the blog unique, there are also plenty of classic Argentine restaurants listed that are worth a try!

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Feria Masticar: Food Fair in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:04

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Are you looking to experience some of the best food in all of Argentina? Well, look no further because the annual Feria Masticar is almost here!

What is it?

This is an annual food fair that hosts some of the most important chefs and restaurants in all of Buenos Aires. There is the opportunity to taste some of the best regional foods in Buenos Aires, learn from top nutritionists through various classes and lectures, taste premium wines and beers from the bodegas of Argentina, and even participate in cooking classes!

Learn more about what the fair offers, which restaurants, chefs, and bodegas are participating, and what classes are offered each day here.  Also, if you want to check out some mouthwatering pictures of the food that will be at the fair this year, be sure to check out the Feria Masticar facebook page.

When is it?

It starts this Thursday, April 16 and goes until the Sunday, the 19 of April. On Thursday, April 16, the fair is open from 2 pm – 11 pm. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it is open from 12 pm -11 pm.

Where is it?

It will be held at the Fairgorunds El Dorrego, which is at Zapiola 50.

Where do I get tickets?

Buy tickets here! Tickets start at just AR$60!

This is a great way to try the delicious food and drinks in Buenos Aires all at once and for an amazing price! So pick a day (or all the days) and get tasting!

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Finding spice in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:56

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One can only eat so many empanadas for so many days before the cravings for something spicy and something different starts to set in. At first glance it may seem like Buenos Aires only offers more or less two options for food: meat or carbs. However, that´s not the case at all. In fact, the gastronomic scene in Buenos Aires is quite diverse, with many options including something that will finally satisfy your craving for spicy food. In order to find these places one has to venture away from the typical Argentine eateries, away from the parillas, and into the varied ethnic neighborhoods that exist throughout the city. Below are a few of my personal favorite places to spice things up a bit.

Mongolian BBQ:

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Located just around the corner from the Expanish office, this hole in the wall place makes it easy for you to get your stir-fry fix – without breaking the bank. Mongolian BBQ offers an array of fresh vegetables, various meats, different types of noodles, and many sauces in order to create a unique combination for your lunch/dinner.

This is a great place to go if you´re looking for something quick and delicious, as well as fresh.

Bonus: Watch your food be made right in front of you on the huge wok.

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NOLA:

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Craving some homemade New Orleans grub? Look no further than this hip and delicious spot just outside the heart of Palermo. The best part is not only the flavoring and spices that are sure to remind you of your favorite haunt in New Orleans, but the side sauces that come with an added kick of spice.

Bonus: Look out for special pop-up chef events on their Facebook page and go for happy hour to enjoy tasting different types of food and drink.

 Finding spice in Buenos Aires

CHOCHAN:

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This pork only restaurant located in San Telmo is a must do. Think you´ve tried real pulled pork? ChoChan´s sweet and spicy sauce with homemade coleslaw might change your mind. Be extra adventurous and try the pork heart sandwich for your meal or blood sausage poppers for an appetizer.

Bonus: Six different sauces with varying levels of spice that somehow all seem to mix together in the most delicious way.

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Cocina Sunae

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This puerta cerrada (or closed door restaurant) is one for the books. With a cozy home setting and friendly staff, this closed door instantly makes you feel at home. Their chef has created a constantly changing set menu that never disappoints. Cocina Sunae is influenced by South East Asian cuisine, with dishes from all over. If you´re missing a taste of Asia this is a delicious (and not too spendy) night out.

Bonus: Homemade Siracha. Need I say more?

 

Chan Chan

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This hole in the wall place has made a name for itself by cooking up delicious and authentic Peruvian food. Don´t miss the fresh ceviche with a tangy marinade, as well and many other dishes straight from Peru.

Bonus: Each meal starts with bread and homemade spicy sauce to dip.

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Green Curry

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Located in the center of Buenos Aires, Green Curry has become a hub for the working population to grab a quick and delicious bite to eat. They offer curry specials of the day with surprisingly yummy sauces and scrumptious meats (or vegetarian options if that´s what you prefer).

Bonus: Side sauces to pour over the curry come in a variety of spicy options – and their hottest actually leaves a little burn.

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Desmashk

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Missing good hummus and soft pita? This little place offers it all, and serves up a delicious baba ganoush (eggplant hummus) as well. With next to no indoor seating try to come on a nice day in order to enjoy the outside tables. This authentic Arab food won´t kill your bank account either, but it will leave you wanting to come back.

Bonus: Delicious spiced meat sliced off right in front of you and extra pita on the side.

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Get the inside scoop about heladerĂ­as in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:02

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Summer is in full session in Buenos Aires! My favorite part of summer is treating myself to some fantastic Argentinean ice cream. Argentina has great ice-cream shops around every corner–called heladerĂ­as. And while it is not exactly cheap, costing upwards of $40 pesos for a cone and $150 pesos for a kilo, it certainly is tasty. Like many things here, the ice cream has an Italian influence, and while it is not gelato, it is creamy and smooth and not too sweet, the perfect way to beat the heat.

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What I love about the ice cream here are the many flavors. The first time I ordered a kilo of ice cream I chose two flavors, dark chocolate (chocolate amargo) and mint chip (menta con granizados). My Argentine friends thought it was strange to only order two flavors. Here it is perfectly normal to order multiple flavors whether it is a tub of ice cream or just a cone. And in this magical land where everybody enjoys ice cream, the stores will deliver to your home. You won’t find a lot of options in the supermarket because most people choose to go to the heladería or have it delivered.

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The most popular flavors here, called sabores or gustos, are dulce de leche. They make every type of dulce de leche ice cream that you can think of: with chocolate chips, with ribbons of dulce de leche, cookie crumbs, almonds, etc. Other popular flavors are passionfruit (maracuyá), raspberry (frambuesa) and sambayón, a flavor based off of an Italian dessert made of egg yolks, sugar and wine. My personal favorites are chocolate suizo, limón and frutos del bosque (a creamy vanilla with pieces of fruit and fruit sauce mixed in). The stores are equipped with chairs to sit and enjoy or buy to-go but expect long lines on a warm Saturday night.

 

Where to go:

Freddo

The most expensive of the stores but it’s a must try. The order comes with waffle cones. Yum!

http://www.freddo.com.ar

 

Volta

Always a good choice.

http://www.unaltravolta.com.ar/

 

Cremolatti

My personal favorite for the best price.

http://cremolatti.com.ar/


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¡El verano ha llegado a Buenos Aires! Mi parte favorita del verano es comprar algunos fantásticos helados argentinos. Argentina tiene muchas heladerías en casi todas las esquinas. Aunque no es muy barato (a veces cuesta $40 pesos por un cono y $150 pesos por kilo) sin duda es riquísimo. Al igual que muchas cosas acá, el helado tiene una influencia italiana y aunque no es gelato, es cremoso y suave y no demasiado dulce, la manera perfecta para combatir el calor.

Lo que me encanta del helado es la variedad de sabores. La primera vez que pedí un kilo de helado eligí dos sabores, chocolate amargo y menta granizada. Mis amigos argentinos pensaban que era extraño sólo pedir dos sabores. Acá es normal pedir varios sabores, ya sea un pote de helado o simplemente un cono. Y en esta tierra mágica donde toda la gente disfruta los helados, las tiendas los llevarán a su casa. No encontrarás un montón de opciones en el supermercado porque la gente suele ir a la heladería o pedir a domicilio.

Los sabores más populares son los dulces de leches. Se hacen todo tipo de dulce de leche helado que se puede imaginar: con chips de chocolate, con salsa de dulce de leche, migas de galletas, almendras, coco, etc. Otros sabores populares son maracuyá, frambuesa y sambayón, un sabor inspirado en un postre italiano hecho con yemas de huevo, azúcar y vino. Mis favoritos son el chocolate suizo, limón y frutos del bosque (una crema de vainilla con trozos de frutas y salsa de frutas mezclados). Las tiendas están equipadas con sillas para sentarse y disfrutar o comprar para llevar, pero se esperan largas filas en una cálida noche de sábado.

DĂłnde ir:

Freddo

La opción más cara pero definitivamente hay que probarla. Los pedidos vienen con conos. Yum!

http://www.freddo.com.ar

Volta

Siempre es una buena elecciĂłn.

http://www.unaltravolta.com.ar/

Cremolatti

Personalmente, mi favorito con un buen precio.

http://cremolatti.com.ar/

Keeping healthy in Buenos Aires

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:18

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In a country where the typical diet revolves around meat, pizza, pasta and empanadas, it can be quite hard to just find something healthy to eat. The argentinian diet is very heavy in Carbohydrates and dairy, but there are other options!

Here is a list of restaurants of some Restaurants to check out:

Buenos Aires Verde

Gorriti 5657, Palermo Hollywood

Almond milk smoothies, wholewheat pizzas and so much more. They also have a small deli in which they sell most the products they use! I found some cacao nibs among other things! This place is perfect for lunch or a casual dinner.

Ninina

Gorritti 4738, Palermo Soho

This place is neither Vegan or Vegetarian, however its one of the only places that I have found that has a kale salad and has kale juices! Definetly worth a visit! They also have a fantastic veggie burger and a great selection of flourless cakes!ninina 2 300x132 Keeping healthy in Buenos Aires

Sintaxis

Nicaragua, 4849, Palermo

This restaurant is 100% gluten free need I say more!

Quimbombò

Costa Rica, 4562, Palermo Soho

Vegetarian and Vegan food, the restaurant has a really lovely terrace looking over Plaza Armenia.

Magendie

Honduras 5900, Palermo Hollywood

Great brunch spot! They also sell lot of the products they use!

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Hierbabuena

Caseros 454, San Telmo

Situated in San Telmo this hidden gem has great Juices and Vegan/Vegetarian food too! Definetely worth a visit!

Vita

Hipolito Yrigoyen,583, Microcentro

The place to get healthy food in Microcentro! Loads of soy products and Vegan and Vegetarian food!

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Be Juice

Barrientos 1586, Recoleta

Be Juice has many Vegan/Vegetarian options and also a large range of fresh juices with supplements such as Maça and Spirulina! and also cold pressed juices!

If you are looking for a variety of fresh juices check out this post!

San Telmo Verde

Peru, 677, San Telmo

Although this place is not a restaurant it does sell various organic, vegan/vegetarian food such as Almond milk!! They are only open two days a week Tuesday and Fridays

FYI: Most other Health food goods can usually be found in Barrio Chino, things tend to be cheaper there too.

Also check out Buenos Aires Market :

It takes place once a month and has more than 60 vendors. Last week, 29th and 30th of November, it took place in Parque Rivadavia in Caballito!

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Kosher Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:56

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Buenos Aires is well known for its cultural diversity, since its population is a mix from a variety of comunities that emigrated during the wars in the twentieth century. I bet you didn’t know that Argentina has the second biggest Jewish community outside of Israel. A vast majority living in Buenos Aires whilst the rest living in Rosario, Santa Fe and CĂłrdoba. That being said there are some great Kosher places to eat in the city:

Kosher Meaty restaurants:

Al Zein, Arce 488, Las Cañitas

For those who love middle eastern cuisine, this place is for you! Al Zein has great falafel and shwarma (Kebab) and is Kosher too!

Asian Steakhouse, Cordoba 5300, Palermo

Asian Fusion with Parrilla, two of the best cuisines put together. Perfect spot for a nice dinner, its a little pricey but definetly worth it!

Parrilla Al Galope, Tucumán 2633, Congreso

You can´t leave Buenos Aires without trying meat, so there´s always good to know some Kosher options!

Mcdonalds, Abasto Shopping, Corrientes

Did you know the only Kosher Mcdonalds outside of Israel is here in Buenos Aires? In the heart of one of the traditional jewish neighbourhoods, you will find it in the third floor of the Abasto Shopping.

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Dairy and Fish Restaurants:

Dashi, Salguero 2639, Palermo

Yummy Sushi! This is the only branch that is kosher!

Munieka, Charcas 4480, Palermo

In the heart of Palermo Soho this place is a dairy restaurant, they do smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels and challah too!

Kokush,  Tucumán 2663, Balvanera

Kosher bakery! For those in need of some fresh challah!

La Crespo, Thames 612, Palermo

Whilst this place is not kosher it does specialize in Jewish style deli food! Those in need of a good old Smoked Salmon Bagel or Salt beef!

Have you tried Kosher food in Buenos Aires? Let us know your thoughts!

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10 buenas razones de porque comprar orgánico

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:34

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comida organica 10 buenas razones de porque comprar orgánico

1. La comida orgánica tiene mejor sabor

Es común que en suelos bien equilibrados crezcan plantas más fuertes y saludables que además tienen mejor sabor. Recientes investigaciones indican que los alimentos orgánicos también contienen mayor cantidad de nutrientes. Se obtienen alimentos deliciosos y nutritivos al comprar productos orgánicos y certificados.

2. Los productos orgánicos certificados tienen garantía

Desde 1996, todos los productos y alimentos con etiquetado orgánico deben estar de acuerdo con la ley de orgánicos. La certificación es la garantía pública que los productos fueron producidos y manufacturados de acuerdo a procedimientos estrictos libres de químicos tóxicos.Todos los productores y manufactureros son requeridos para mantener planes de gestión orgánica.

3. La producción orgánica reduce riesgos de salud

Los químicos son directamente relacionados al cáncer y otras enfermedades. Los niños, productores y trabajadores son particularmente vulnerables. La evaluación del riesgo se basa en el consumo adulto, asumiendo la exposición a solo un pesticida a la vez. Esto no tiene en consideración en nuestro ambiente moderno. Reducir el número de exposiciones a los químicos tóxicos debería ser el objetivo de todos.

4. Productores orgánicos generan suelo

El suelo es la base de la cadena alimenticia y el foco principal de la producción orgánica. Creando un suelo saludable, las plantas tienen mayores posibilidades de resistir a enfermedades e insectos. Cada pequeña parte de suelo vivo contiene miles de microorganismos los cuales ayudan a retener agua y proveer de nutrientes a las plantas. Los productores orgánicos fomentan la fertilidad del suelo a través de labranza adecuada y rotación de cultivos.

5. Los productores orgánicos respetan nuestros recursos de agua

La eliminación de los químicos contaminantes y el drenaje de nitrógeno, emparentados con los esfuerzos de generación de suelos, protege y conserva los recursos de agua desde la contaminación de nitrógeno y la carga de sedimentos. La agricultura orgánica requiere menos agua porque el humus en un suelo vivo retiene humedad.

6. Los productores orgánicos encabezan una investigación innovadora

Los productores orgánicos han sido los pioneros, con innovaciones en investigación para reducir y minimizar el impacto de los pesticidas en la agricultura. Las técnicas de producción mejores conocidas de la agricultura orgánica incluyen el utilización de insectos benéficos, rotación de cultivos  y lo controle  botánico de pestes, por ejemplo.

7. La producción orgánica ayuda a conservar las comunidades rurales saludables

Muchos productores orgánicos son independientes y operan como familias de agricultores – una raza casi extinta en muchos paĂ­ses. La producciĂłn orgánica, a menudo realizada en menores superficies más intensivamente, es una de las poca tácticas de supervivencia dejadas por la familias agrĂ­cola y la comunidad rural.

 8. Los productores orgánicos se esfuerzan por preservar la diversidad

Directamente unos años atrás, la biodiversidad no era un tema tan común como lo es hoy. Una buena noticia es que muchos productores orgánicos y agricultores han sido conscientes de los problemas por décadas, juntando y preservando simientes, y diseminando variedades inusuales.

9. Los productores orgánicos trabajan en armonía con la naturaleza

La agricultura orgánica representa el equilibrio exigido de un ecosistema saludable, por ejemplo,  aves e insectos benéficos controlan pestes.Cuando compras producción orgánica, estás ayudando a los agricultores a crear un ambiente saludable para la vida silvestre.

10. Abundancia orgánica y diversidad de alimentos

En la década pasada, estuvimos observando novedades interesantes en producción orgánica de alimentos, frutas, vegetales, semillas y granos, entre más. Comprar orgánico hoy asegura más opciones para mañana.

Fonte : Living and Raw Foods

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En Buenos Aires hay opciones de tiendas naturales:

Alma Zen: PerĂłn 812 y Malabia 484

Artesano: Mansilla 2740

Clara Aurora: Ecuador 1171

Dame tu mano: Quesada 5094

El GalpĂłn – Centro comunal de abastecimiento: Av. Federico Lacroze 4181

El Rincón Orgánico: Guruchaga 1001

La Casa de Ohsawa: Ciudad de la Paz 415

La Esquina de las flores: Gurruchaga 1630

Lotos: Av.CĂłrdoba 1577

Mario Levenson: Tucumán 3622

Misra: Thames 1515

Natural Deli Gorostiaga 1776 y Laprida 1672

Agenda

Para ese mes de abril, Buenos Aires tendrá en los días 12 y 13 lo evento Buenos Aires Market – Feria de Alimentos Saludables .

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Healthy Food Places in Buenos Aires, First Findings of Turkish Eyes

Friday, March 21, 2014 10:27

Categories - Buenos Aires City Attractions, Food in Buenos Aires, Health & Safety, Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Clubs - 0 Comments

Through Argentine Barbecue Restaurants all around the world, we all know that Argentinean cuisine loves meat and they have really good ones! But this might not end up very well  for no meet lovers.

Since my childhood I did not enjoyed and mostly refused to eat any kind of meat for emotional reasons, which ended by understanding “if you do not compensate with other foods it is just a romantic action” by having considerable blood iron problems! Although right now I m trying to eat meat as much as I can, my heart and stomach are still on the veggies and fruits side; and as a life style since almost always I believed in healthy eating and healthy habits. For this reason in every city I ve visited or lived, I like to discover healthy eating places which are mostly vegetarian and/organic food restaurants.

Considering that this weekend we will have the first organic market of autumn at the city, I thought it might be useful to mention my first healthy eating findings in Buenos Aires.

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Buenos Aires Market(BAM) is an organic supplies open market, opened since 2012. It  takes place in different spots around the city the  last weekend of every month. This March, Parque Rivadavia, in  Caballito neighborhood will host the BAM, with 70 producers and more than 600 products. In the city you can find also many organic products shops, but this open market is offering a huge variety on products with affordable prices. Apart from an open organic shopping, you might also have the  chance to enjoy an organic breakfast, lunch or a brunch,  all made with organic ingredients.  You can even take a cooking class! The market will be open from 9 Am until 7PM. Is strongly recommended to save a couple of hours on your weekend agenda. http://www.buenosairesmarket.com/bam-en-parque-rivadavia-este-fin-de-semana-40-imperdibles/

But if BAM takes place only once a month, then where are the other places I am enjoying healthy food? Here they come! Just bear in mind that they are my first findings!

I want to start with the ones that have chains in Argentina, in order to give you more options.

Green Eat is one of them. What I can say is other than the good food they have, they all have a very cool atmosphere. Their organic and healthy cooked food and drink options show variety that allow you to satisfy your gut at any meal of the day. In this cool and delicious atmosphere you can buy some (but not many) organic products and you can even get a nice plant as a present for your own or for some one else. For the closest one: http://www.greeneat.com.ar/

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Another healthy food chain is Tea Connection. Although they are not using 100% organic ingredients, their menu has many delicious and healthy cooked dishes and very good drinks including tea fusions(hello! the name?!) and fresh fruit juices. Apart from their stable menu, they also have every day changing lunch menus with good prices. For women who are planning to have a Ladies Night Out, I recommend to check their web-site or facebook page in order to be able to enjoy their 15% discount at their  Ladies Night .  http://www.teaconnection.com.ar/

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Natural Delhi (Mercado) is also an organic food restaurant with chains in several neighbourhoods. As they refer themselves, it is more a “mercado(store)” than a restaurant. Still they have a short but good quality(and tasty) food menu. What I enjoy more in Natural Delhi is the organic market, which has some products that are not easy to find in BsAs supermarkets. Regarding food, I definitely recommend their morning croissants (not medialuna!).  http://www.natural-deli.com/index.php?seccion_generica_id=448

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Now let s look at the no-chain ones.The first organic food restaurant at the city is Bio,  a vegan/vegetarian restaurant which has been working since 2002. On 2012 they moved  to an old and beautiful  colonial house with high roof , where they are serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes for their customers. Inside of the restaurant there is also an impressive organic products market, which includes their own products. Moreover, you can also join one of their cooking classes  if you are interested. I love cooking(can even claim that I m a very good cook!), and honestly by the influence of new raw food diets, their raw food cooking classes are in my to do list! http://www.biorestaurant.com.ar/restaurant/acerca/

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As I mentioned in my previous posts, the Spanish Language School(Expanish) I m attending is in down town. For this reason Picnic Vegan Restaurant has an important role in my life as it s located at the beginning of Florida street and the 15% discount I have through Expanish(https://www.expanish.com)! You will face their “more delicious, more healthy, more natural” philosophy starting from their windows and all around inside. Despite the nice environment and staff they have, I still prefer to take my delicious food away from the hectic air of Florida. If your job/school/to-do is in down town and if you prefer healthier food, for sure you should stop by at Picnic  and try one of their Tabouli salad at least! https://www.facebook.com/picnicbuenosaires429360 343746239000845 2095411402 n 300x199 Healthy Food Places in Buenos Aires, First Findings of Turkish Eyes

These were my first findings through my several visits and 2 months (+continuing) experience in Buenos Aires. I hope you ll be interested and have chance to enjoy them as I did/do. Cheers!

 

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