Unlike its neighbours, who have heartily tucked into the culinary treasure of South America, Argentina has preserved a distinctly European heritage in its cooking.
The Selección 'G'
The world’s fifth largest producer of wine, Argentina only exports some 25 per cent of its output.
After decades spent looking abroad for solutions to their problems, Argentines are turning their gaze towards their own country and rediscovering their roots with newfound pride.
Ask a portenño (citizen of Buenos Aires), ‘How do you want to retire?’ He’ll reply, ‘On an estancia in the pampas’.
A cocktail of émigré Spanish, Italian, British and French bloods, and the home of cattle culture, Argentina is where the survivor mentality meets the herd instinct, with sometimes chaotic but always fascinating results.
Cultural renaissance has inspired a revival of the Tango, whose strains and lyrics express the loss, sadness and nostalgia of the émigré - and of the man never getting the girl.
We support three main charities, both of which seek to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in South America.
Rory Ross is a London-based freelance journalist who writes on a wide range of subjects for publications around the world. He has travelled extensively throughout Argentina and South America.