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Vegetarians taking over BAires?

Old Aug 16, 09, 10:49 am
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Vegetarians taking over BAires?

According to the Economist, vegetarianism may be breaking out in full force in BAires. What happens if in the near future we can't find any bife de chorizo or entrana? Frankly, in our visits to BAires we haven't seen many veggie friendly spots though, in truth, not sure we were looking. Yet, we have had some really terrific salads there - served immediately prior to a huge steak hitting the table.

And, I wonder if chimichurri counts as a vegetarian option?

Argentina's meaty diet: Bife de lomo, or bean sprouts?
Aug 6th 2009 | BUENOS AIRES
From The Economist
"The discreet rise of vegetarianism in the carnivorous capital of the world"

http://www.economist.com/world/ameri...ry_id=14183013
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Old Aug 16, 09, 2:04 pm
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I've always wondered if the Economist's lifestyle authors have ever actually visited the countries about which they write.
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Old Aug 16, 09, 3:02 pm
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Old Aug 16, 09, 3:44 pm
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Well, that certainly covers it.
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Old Aug 16, 09, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by SoFlyOn
I've always wondered if the Economist's lifestyle authors have ever actually visited the countries about which they write.
Amen....

The worship of Dead Cow is alive and well in Argentina.
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Originally Posted by flyr16
Well, that certainly covers it.
It would do Argentines good to eat less meat as a health issue... but the drop in per capita consumption is more an indicator of the purchasing power of the minimum wage than anything else.
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I wonder who the Argentinians bribed at the statistics office to so completely out-(m)eat the Uruguayans? Since the diet is virtually the same that number should be closer together.
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I wonder who the Argentinians bribed at the statistics office to so completely out-(m)eat the Uruguayans? Since the diet is virtually the same that number should be closer together.
Nonsense. What is your basis for such claim....?!?
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Old Aug 20, 09, 4:27 pm
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I'll let you know if a vegetarian can survive in Argentina without wasting away... Great to hear about those salads. I was having a feeling it was going to be a difficult trip food-wise -- just bread and wine.
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Old Aug 21, 09, 4:13 pm
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I'll let you know if a vegetarian can survive in Argentina without wasting away... Great to hear about those salads. I was having a feeling it was going to be a difficult trip food-wise -- just bread and wine.
Plenty of vegetarian options, even at Parillas.
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Originally Posted by iwanderafar
I'll let you know if a vegetarian can survive in Argentina without wasting away... Great to hear about those salads. I was having a feeling it was going to be a difficult trip food-wise -- just bread and wine.
Plenty of vegetarian options, even at Parillas.
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Nonsense. What is your basis for such claim....?!?
My wife told me - and she is always right!

In all seriousness - I would think the diet is pretty much identical in both countries so meat consumption should be very similar (even discounting economic conditions, etc.).
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In all seriousness - I would think the diet is pretty much identical in both countries so meat consumption should be very similar (even discounting economic conditions, etc.)
wrong !!!!!!!

You need to brush up on your economic history.....
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speaking of vegetarian.... this thread should discuss Provoletas...
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Okay, now I have proof. Vegetarians can eat very well in Argentina. There are good salads EVERYWHERE. And then there are also empanadas with cheese and onion, humitas (corn meal tamale with cheese and peppers we got in Salta -- yummmm), omelets (French and Spanish style), mushroom ravioli, butternut squash ravioli, flan, gellato .....

Even Estancia Santa Suzana was able to provide a delicious vegetarian meal (sacrilege, I know).

The only thing we had trouble finding was soup. Argentinian restaurants have very little soup.

Thanks to everyone who answered my questions and provided information. We had a wonderful 3 week trip (Buenos Aires -> Iguazu -> Salta -> Bariloche -> Buenos Aires ->Colonia, Uruguay -> Buenos Aires).
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