. . . the country between the mountains of the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean
Home to Tierra del Fuego, the Igazu Falls, the Valdes Peninsula, the glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina is a place of immense natural beauty and adventure. Combined with culture and excitement of the capital Buenos Aires, the architecture of Salta, and the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina is a must see.
The cooking of Argentina is distinctive in South America because of its strong Spanish, Italian, French and other European influences whilst the cuisine in the North-west of the country is more Andean influenced.
As one the world's major food producers, especially beef,it is no surprise that beef is a staple of the Argentine diet. The enormous quantities of domestically-harvested wheat have made white bread (made with wheat flour) the most commonly found on the table, whilst wheat-based Italian dishes are popular, and Argentine pizzas use more dough than the Italian.
Asado, dulce de leche, empanadas and yerba maté are found throughout Argentina but the different regions have their own dishes with urban areas having a very cosmopolitan cuisine compared to the rural areas with a more traditional cuisine.