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Why not prepare asado after your Spanish class?

 

While in Argentina, I'm sure you will want to taste our typical dish: asado. And why not trying to prepare it too?

These are some tips to help you:

 

1) Start your fire full of energy and cook directly on charcoal. If you need  motivation, think about the satisfaction you will feel when, in the middle of the banquette, you hear "A round applause for  the cook (asador)". 

 

2) Choose carefully what you are going to cook.

 

You have decided to prepare an asado for the first time in your life. Take my advice: choose a thin rib, a matambrito pork and a thin flank. For a first time, these are still good even if you cook them more than needed. 

 

3) I prefer buying the meat at the butcher's, where you can ask what you need in more detail. 

 

4) To light the fire, you need charcoal, paper, wood and matches. To move the charcoal you need a shovel. And you need a spatula to move the meat over the barbecue.

 

5) To light the fire effectively, wrinkle the paper and put it over the floor of your parrilla. Put the wood over it and then put a small amount of charcoal over the wood. Then light the paper and when it is lit go on adding charcoal slowly. 

 

6) Work with each cut of meat separately. 

 

7) Last but not least: don´t forget the salads and the fries. And the dressings for the meat: chimichurri and salsa criolla. 

 

Article based on Diario La Nación, May 17th, 2016

 

Next month, we have a long weekend in Argentina, and many of us in Buenos Aires will leave the city. 

These are some options where you can go:

 Near Buenos Aires:

You can take a train to Tigre and be there in about 50 minutes from Retiro train station. Or you can go on a tour with a tour on catamaran along the Delta, as in the image above.

If you prefer to take a bus and go south of the country, you could visit Bariloche with its lakes and mountains, or Salta and Jujuy with their particular scenery. Or you can even choose Cataratas del Iguazu, the beautiful falls up north in the border with Brazil and Paraguay.

Should you go far from Buenos Aires or remain near, you will always have the opportunity to practice your Spanish.

 

Bikes in Buenos Aires

Do you like to exercise?

 Foto: Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

 

Did you know that, as in many other cities in the world, in Buenos Aires you can use the Public Bicycle Sharing System? 

There are bike stations all over the city, there's one very near IW Language School, in Plaza Güemes.

Here you will find a map with all the stations. You only need to type Plaza Güemes to see the one nearest to us.

And there's a new App available too.

El fileteado porteño 

Esta semana, en IW aprendemos acerca de Buenos Aires y su patrimonio cultural:

¿Qué es el fileteado porteño, este arte popular de Buenos Aires que nació a principios del siglo XX?

En el día de ayer, 1 de diciembre de 2015, el fileteado porteño fue declarado por la UNESCO Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad. 

 

This week at IW we learn about Buenos Aires and its cultural heritage.

 

What does fileteado porteno, this popular art from Buenos Aires that was born at the beginning of the Twentieth Century mean?

 

Yesterday, December 1st 2015, fileteado porteno was declared Cultural Heritage by the Unesco.

 

 

 

 

 

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