South America

  • Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil, Does Iguazu Falls Have a Best Side?

    By Pasture Braised on May 24, 2013
    Brazil and Argentina will forever debate futbol and the best way to serve steak. But an unsung rivalry between the South American superpowers is which side has better claim to the continent’s most spectacular waterfall—is it Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil? Poor Niagara! Before we battle Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil, it bears mentioning that this is really one giant, borderless […]
  • Peruvian Pisco Sour Recipe

    By Pasture Braised on May 21, 2013
    The Pisco Sour got its start in Lima in the 1920s. Like 99% of all things in Peru, an alternate origin story gives credit to Chile. But the frothy egg white Pisco Sour loved the world over is 100% Peruvian. Pisco is a clear 38-48% ABV brandy grown and distilled around Ica, Peru. Fun fact: producing 1 litre of wine takes […]
  • A Pisco Sour for Every Day of the Week — 5 Great Pisco Bars in Lima

    By Pasture Braised on May 20, 2013
    Pisco Sour, the national drink of Lima. It’s hard to think of a more ubiquitous city–drink pairing than Lima and the Pisco Sour. The traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour combines Peruvian Pisco, lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, bitters, and ice. In a bizarre twist, bartenders across Lima mix their signature renditions in a blender and not by hand in a martini […]
  • Recipe — Peruvian Ceviche/Cebiche with Leche de Tigre

    By Pasture Braised on May 17, 2013
    You say tomato, I say tomahto. We say ceviche, Peruvians say cebiche. In Peru ceviche/cebiche rules supreme. Apart from its omnipresence, the defining flavour in Peruvian ceviche/cebiche is its evocatively named marinade, leche de tigre. Since time eternal, Peruvian men have devoured heaping plates of ceviche/cebiche and then taken their plates in both hands and gulped down the remains, believing that the so-called tiger’s milk gave […]
  • Cevicheria Lima — 5 Tasty Spots to Get Your Ceviche Fix

    By Pasture Braised on May 14, 2013
    Ceviche is the Peruvian national lunch. In Lima, we could (did, and will continue to) eat it morning, noon, and night. Here are five of our favourite spots to enjoy the real deal. 1. Canta Rana, Barranco Located in Lima’s bohemian Barranco district, aka our favorite neighborhood in Lima, Canta Rana is one part cevicheria, one part sports bar (there’s only one 27” TV […]