I live in Argentina -- which I'm convinced is a paradise for Paleos, considering a culture of: widespread and cheap meat eating, almost all meat being grass-fed, most restaurants on every corner sell a variety of offal (my favorites are mollejas [sweatbreads] and sesos [brains]), and a distinct lack of processed foods [most products made locally with simple ingredients and mixes].) (It's not perfect, though: there's a serious lack of spices, for example, and the locally produced products often aren't of the best quality, although the meat itself is.)
Question: any other Paleos in Arg? Maybe we could have a dinner or meet-up. (When we do meet, I do have some specific agenda items I'd love to discuss - for example, I want to talk about my recent work to find the best achuras [offal] restaurant in the city, etc.)
Perhaps in another thread, I'll ask the question as to, what is the best modern place to live for a paleo (ie, assuming we don't want to be a literal hunter in the jungles of the Amazon!)
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on April 14, 2010
at 10:37 PM
I have been living in Argentina for the last few years. Unfortunately, especially in the province of Buenos Aires, more and more meat is being corn fed, instead of grass fed. Take a short ride outside capital and you will see feed lots lining the highways. Thanks to the current administrations policies the price of beef has been sky rocketing, and probably will continue too. Argentina's neighbor, Uruguay is the true paleo paradise.
on April 14, 2010
at 09:09 PM
I just read an advance on a book called Steak- (I'll get the authors name). He traveled the world searching for the best Steak. Argentina is where I want to go for a Steak.
Best place? I love the way the French prepare food. Europe still has senibilites about farm fresh food. Muslims slaughter animals humanely. Don't know. The US should be the leader but isn't.
on December 20, 2012
at 05:24 AM
This post is quite old but if you´re still looking for paleo people in Buenos Aires let me know! smoonshadow at hotmail dot com :)
Even though we are getting onto some corn-feeding, it´s still an offal paradise! Tongue, sweetbread and heart my personal favorites
on September 16, 2011
at 12:43 PM
Does arrgenttiniann beef kill the biodivveerssitty aand the rainforest? WWhat if we kill all plants with all healing powers andd only eat grass fed beef instead. Are we healthier with only grass and grassffed-beef and farmed vegetables. Or should we more encouragge safe the wildlife?
I heard that paranuts/brazilnuts can nourish a lot people. FFar more than all GMO grain will evver do!! It was from a guy aarnold ggroh from the TU Berlin. He studdies with indegenous Cultures and traditional cultures.
on May 24, 2011
at 07:09 PM
I'm looking for Paleo fans too. I'd be very interested in having meetups or creating a specific group for the region.
Whoever is living in Buenos Aires, and want's to contact me, please do so.
on May 03, 2011
at 03:39 PM
Love Argentine beef. Best beef I ever ate (and I was raised in beef country USA). It broke my vegetarianism. But I wasn't aware they were getting into corn feeding. Many people I talked to seemed well aware that was one of the US's problems. The best thing about Argentina though is the quality of cured meats!...and the olives. Worst thing would be the Italian influence. There is a pizza/pasta restaurant on every corner.
on May 03, 2011
at 03:08 PM
I'd love to come down to Argentina and join a Paleo group! I know that's a stretch of an idea, but if I had something specifically to do and a reason to go down there, then it would be a completely normal thing to do. Morgan what do you do down there?