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Learn Spanish in Argentina and enjoy our traditional food
Argentine people have a reputation for their love of eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered on sharing a meal. Invitations to have dinner at home is generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. Sunday family lunch is considered the most significant meal of the week. Here are some of the most significant delicacies not to be missed.
Locro A dish hailing from Argentina’s Andean northwest, locro is a hot and hearty white corn based stew or soup filled with grains, meat, vegetables and corn. It’s a heavy comfort food.
Argentine asado, the sacred weekend ritual of Argentine families, goes well beyond steak. The grill and cooking style used is similar, but an asado selection might include other cuts of beef, sausages, mollejas (thymus glands) and other offal, pork, and chicken.
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Empanadas, the ubiquitous Latin American savory turnover. Flaky or doughy, empanadas come stuffed with just about anything: spinach, cheese, acelga (Swiss chard), mushrooms, ground beef, chicken, even seafood. On balance, Argentine empanadas are usually baked, but occasionally you’ll find them fried, especially in the north. Empanadas are the perfect traveller food — they are cheap, quick, high comfort and often oozing with cheesiness.
Milanesa is at the top of “typical Argentine food” lists, is a pounded piece of chicken or beef breaded and fried or baked. Think schnitzel. It’s a common lunch menu item and is usually served with fries or potatoes, or slapped between bread to make a sandwich. Considering that we had eaten milanesas for months, from Guatemala on south, we didn’t often seek them out while snacking in Argentina.
Media Lunas Although usually eaten in the morning, medialunas (small croissants) are often sided with coffee throughout the day. Medialunas come in two broad categories – grasas (salty) and manteca(slightly sweet). When you find a good medialuna, you’ll know it instantly: it melts in your mouth.
Dulce de leche (literally “sweet of milk”), is a caramelized liquid made from thickened, sweetened, boiled cream. While many find it overly sweet, we enjoyed it. If you don’t enjoy the stuff, you may have a difficult time navigating Argentine sweets.
Spanish immersion courses at Íbero Spanish School Buenos Aires
Íbero has earned its reputation by offering high-quality group, private and semi-private courses as well as special programs for educators, business professionals, medical employees and people with other needs. The school goes a step past the competition with programs like the Volunteering Program, Evita Perón and Jorge Luis Borges tours and classes, and the Semester Abroad Program. At Íbero, students can even learn Lunfardo (Argentinean slang) or sign up for Spango, which combines Spanish classes and tango lessons. In fact, the school can customize a course for any private student or group. Plus, the school provides accommodation, airport pickup, tourism advice, free internet access and use of recreational items such as a PlayStation.
Outside the classroom, Íbero students enjoy the buzzing Buenos Aires nightlife, cultural activities and other entertainment. The school even hosts its own activities like pizza parties and chori barbeques. Íbero Spanish School is both the best place to learn Spanish and the best place for a vacation!