Friday, March 20, 2009

Food in South America

I’ve always said that the best part about our tours is the fascinating women on them. Our Argentina and Chile tour was no exception.

Meet Maggie. When she’s not laughing at someone’s joke or bicycling across the Andes, she’s cooking and managing the kitchens at her Cesar restaurants in northern California. She's even published a cookbook.

All across South America, Maggie took photos of all of our meals. She reveled in learning how the food was prepared, the spices blended, the meat cooked. She taught me to salt and soak onions to soften their bite before adding them to salsa. She taught us that congria, loosely translated as whitefish, was really eel. She showed us that no matter how full we were, we could always eat dessert.

The next time you find yourself in the Bay Area, be sure to stop by Cesar and tell them WomanTours sent you. And be sure to look for the Argentina and Chile inspired dishes on the menu.

If you’re lucky, Maggie will be on your next tour. If so, beware. All the talk about food will make you eat more!


Anonymous said...

I don't know if you will see this in time, but April 4 is Donna Taylor's birthday. Spread the word and wish her a Happy Birthday for me. Thank you. Alys

Anonymous said...

Greet Mary Jo for her card. It was such fun to see her and get an idea of what you're all about. Keep peddling!!!
Judy and Joe
P.S. We camped in Marathon on our way to Bib Ben NP - wish we could have stayed at the GAge Hotel.

Jackie Marchand said...

We always celebrate birthdays on tour - don't worry!