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What is that and why was it in your suitcase?

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You might be familiar with our ‘what is that and why is it in your fridge/freezer/pantry‘ series. Here’s a look inside the trunk I packed recently.

What is all that and why did I board a plane with it? Answers and an update after the jump.

It’s an immersion blender, a basting brush, a chef’s knife and sharpening steel, a mortar and pestle, a whisk, and an assortment of spices.

All of those things came with me to Buenos Aires. I will be spending the next three months in Argentina, and well, I couldn’t bear to part with those items, knowing I’d have to stock a kitchen here anyway.

He Cooks She Cooks started as a blog by two friends who made dinner together nearly every night of the week. After graduation, Michael moved back home to Chicago while I worked for the newspaper during the summer. Michael has found himself two jobs in Chicago, which is keeping him from cooking anything he finds blogworthy. He’ll post sporadically at best, and I more than anyone will miss having his voice here.

As for myself, I am happy to seize this opportunity to be abroad while I can, but I am adjusting to cooking for one in a new country. Slowly my kitchen is coming together. I’m learning to navigate the markets here, realizing a lot of the international flavors I enjoy will be harder to recreate without trips to special shops and spending more than usual. It should be fun to see what I come up with combining my background in food with the local ingredients here. I am trying to learn about Argentine food, beyond the amazing beef they are most known for.

This blog has always focused on our quest to learn about food, either from cooking it, reading about it, or interviewing professionals in the field. I always strive to provide recipes you won’t find everywhere else. The domain name might not be perfect anymore, but those goals remain the same

I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe.

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