Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lesson 1: Barrio Chino

I don't know why I'm convinced that Belgrano is too far away for a weekly trip when it's my only source of hope once my US supplies run dry.  Barrio Chino is the best place for spices, sauces, herbs, and flavorful finds - the essentials for cooking any tasty meal.  I took a trip there this Sunday and stocked up on everything my pantry was missing so that no matter my ganas, I can prepare my meal of choice without searching in 4 super chinos, 2 dieteticas, and a disco only to discover that Sriracha doesn't exist anywhere else.  Here's my shopping list from this week.  I recommend a little viaje to Barrio Chino to stock up on supplies that make any meal taste better.

1. Spices - curry picante, garam masala, mustard seed, ground mustard, dried chili's
2. Rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar
3. Coconut milk
4. Jugo de Maracuya
5. Tofu - firm and carmelized
6. Produce - mango, bok choy, chili peppers, portobello mushrooms, ginger
7. Tahini
8. Turkish lentil, butter beans
9. Basmati rice
10. Granola and granola bars
11. Whole wheat bread with flax seed

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