Capital of Argentina<br /><ul><li>Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina.
With a population of around 13 million people.</li></li></ul><li>Faces of Argentina<br />
Argentinean Government<br />Government type:<br />Republic<br />Administrative divisions:<br />23 province<br />Country name:<br />conventional long form: Argentine Republic<br />conventional short form: Argentina<br />local long form: Republica Argentina<br />local short form: Argentina<br />
Leading causes of death<br />Major infectious diseases:<br />degree of risk: intermediate<br />food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A<br />water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009)<br />
Argentinean Cuisine <br />Typical Argentinean meals include loads of beef, salads and because of many Italian immigrants, much of Argentina’s cuisine is influenced by Italy also. Pastas such as cannelloni, fettuccini, or gnocchi are eaten with many meals specially on Sundays.<br /> Argentines are famous for their high protein diet, particularly from beef. <br />Argentina’s grass fed beef, or Asado, is exported all over the world and Argentina has the highest meat consumption per capita than any other place in the world, averaging about 150 pounds annually. <br />Argentineans prefer to use a short grain type of rice.<br />
Argentinean appetizer : Picada<br /><ul><li> A Picada usually includes different types of cold cuts , olives, peppers, breads, etc.
This would usually be eaten as an appetizer or in between meals as a snack.</li></li></ul><li>Argentinean Barbecue: Asado<br /><ul><li>Asado: Argentine BBQ, includes Grilled meat, beef ribs, steak, Chorizo (pork sausage), morcilla (blood sausage) Chinchulines (chitterlings), mollejas (sweetbread), and other parts of the animal are enjoyed. </li></li></ul><li>Milanesa<br /><ul><li>Milanesa: it is a chicken or beef cutlet covered with a sliced of cooked ham, melted mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.
Usually served with French fries and sunny side up eggs.</li></li></ul><li>Typical breakfast<br />Tostados y Café con Leche<br /><ul><li>Tostados : Toasted ham & cheese sandwich without the bread crust.
Café Con Leche: Regular coffee with milk and sugar.</li></li></ul><li>Argentinean Mate<br /><ul><li>Yerba Mate - a type of bitter tea drank with a metal spoon called a bombilla out of a small gourd that is also called mate. It is wildly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and other parts of South America.</li></li></ul><li>Argentinean Sweets<br /><ul><li>Alfajores - These are small shortbread cookies layered with dulce de leche.
Dulcede Leche - Also called manjarblanco or sweet milk</li></li></ul><li>Argentinean Wine<br />Malbec - Malbec is what has turned the Argentinean wine industry into a global force. Malbec grapes never had the proper soil conditions in France, but have come into their own in Argentina and Malbec is now the premier wine here. <br />Cabernet Sauvignon - One of the most common reds available and Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in every wine growing region in Argentina.<br />Merlot - Originally from the South of France and now Merlot is very common almost everywhere in Argentina.<br />Syrah - A light, silky wine best produced in the San Juan province.<br />Torrontés - The premier white grape of Argentina; Torrontés is best made in the Valley of Cafayete near Salta.<br />Chardonnay - Used as a base in most of Argentina's sparkling wines.<br />