Cooking like Grandma: Eggplant Escabeche and Bread and Butter Pickles

It’s tough being an entrepeneur. Ever since we presented Sweet Buenos Aires to the public, it’s been non-stop tours, meetings and brain-storming sessions. And we couldn’t be happier. During these tours, people usually ask us “Why did you start Sweet Buenos Aires?” and well, one of the reasons was to share our passion for great…

Things to do in Buenos Aires: Sweet Buenos Aires Tour

** Update 7/8/2016 – SBA has taken a hiatus as we travel the world! I’m sure by now you’ve come to realize that I have a serious soft spot for sweet things. One of my main reasons to start this blog was to share recipes and techniques that I’ve come to learn over the years…

Overnight Whole Wheat Sticky Buns with Black Sugar

Cinnamon rolls are not common fare in Argentina. In fact, most Argentines hate cinnamon. Who hates cinnamon? It just seems so common. But I suppose I grew up with Big Red, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pumpkin Pie. Cinnamon rolls and/or Sticky buns are one of my favorite breakfast comfort foods. But there are a few…

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Everyone has their go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or at least they should. It’s like the little black dress of desserts – always the right fit for any occasion. To be honest, I have a few favorite choco chip recipes- and you know what? None of them contain chocolate chips! Gasp! The problem with chocolate…

Apple Pie to Warm the Soul

Blanca Cotta was an Argentine cook who was well-known for her simple recipes that often consisted of common ingredients that you’d find in your pantry. She had a sharp wit and sense of humor and a real talent for explaining things so that anyone could understand them, including children, who she wrote recipes for in…

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup Recipe

The world tends to fall into two categories of people. Dog people, cat people. Republicans, democratics. And then there are salty and sweet. Some people crave salty flavors, and some, like me and probably you, crave sweet. People sometimes ask me if I cook anything besides sweets, and the answer is, duh. I have to…

Argentine-inspired Sweets: Chocotorta Cupcakes

It happens out of the blue, one day you wake up and say “Oh shit, I haven’t written in my blog for two months.” It’s the result of going on a wild jungle adventure to Brazil, getting a promotion at work and becoming obsessed with lifting weights at the gym. Hey – how else am…

Spicy and Soothing: Homemade Ginger-Pepper Ale and Candied Ginger

Life has been hot lately in Buenos Aires and my stomach has been turning somersaults over the past few weeks with all the changes and new possibilities. Ginger, fortunately, has a calming effect on the stomach, not to mention a great, spicy kick! What a strange contrast one food can have: calming and firey at…

Women Who Inspire Me: Karen Juino, Cake Decorator Extraordinaire

I’ve said it several times before, but I’ll say it again: my family is full of talented ladies. I’ve told you all about my fashionable granny, and now I want to tell you about my older sister, Karen, the artist. I have to admit that I was an extremely annoying little sister. A real brat….

Overnight Mango-Ginger Donuts

Fried dough comes in a variety of different shapes, flavors and names. But no matter what you call it, it’s fantastic. I’ve eaten alot of donuts in my life, as I’m sure many Americans have. It was always a Sunday morning tradition to go to the local Piggly Wiggly supermarket and pick up a huge…