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Argentina’s table is a journey through Argentina, an atlas of diverse recipes and ingredients with ancient and modern origins, following the many journeys of the immigrants who have brought so many influences and flavors to this special cuisine.

In collaboration with five cultural institutions including Gustar — an initiative of the Ministry of Culture, ArgenINTA Foundation, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina — Google Arts & Culture’s latest project brings together all that Argentina’s gastronomic scene has to offer, from traditional fare to contemporary culinary trends.

Few gastronomic cultures in the world have as many globally-recognizable landmarks as Argentine cuisine: from “asado,” with its amazing high-quality beef and flame grilling techniques, or “empanadas,” a true icon that come in so many different recipes across the country to “yerba mate,” a ritual originated from an indigenous plant.

European influences and majestic landscapes

This multicultural country is a melting pot of flavors with surprising culinary encounters, made of traditional native dishes and delectable European influences, like the family favorites pizza and pasta. Over the years, immigrants have shaped Argentine food culture into the diverse field it is today.

But food is also an integral part of the incredible Argentinian landscapes: For example, the astonishingly beautiful views of Patagonia are home to mountains and icebergs, where seafood, lamb, fruit and chocolate are produced. In Argentina’s capital people find the rhythm of tango and the chatter from the cafes of Buenos Aires embedded in the food.

  • A man playing a guitar sits next to a rack of beef roasting over an open fire.

    The Argentine tradition of roasting racks of beef over an open flame is alive and well.

  • Hands holding two milanesa sandwiches.

    The popular dish milanesa can be enjoyed in many forms, including as a sandwich!

  • A hand dips a dulce de leche filled  alfajor cookie sandwich into chocolate.

    A favorite sweet in Argentina is alfajor cookies which are filled with dulce de leche and can be dipped in chocolate, rolled in coconut or any number of embellishments.

  • A farmer standing among her corn plants.

    Argentina produces both high quality livestock and produce.

  • A landscape of grape vines with snow capped mountains in the background.

    Argentina is well known for both its wines and the beautiful scenery of the countryside that produces it.

  • An overhead view of a  chef at Julia Restaurante preparing an avocado dish.

    The many restaurants of Buenos Aires provide people with flavorful and beautiful food.

  • The wine bottle display at Café La Poesía in Buenos Aires.

    Argentina produces many types of wine such as Bonarda, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and most popular Malbec.

Regional fare

Google Arts and Culture’s latest project not only dives into the lively food scene of Argentina, it also explores the richness of its people. The country is in fact a producer of high quality products that serve as the basis for its notable dishes. See, for example, oranges in the Littoral region, cassava flour in Misiones province in the northeast or honey in Santiago del Estero.

Today, the world has the opportunity to sit down at Argentina's table, a place for celebrations, gathering and integration of diversity.

I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Bon appetit!

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