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An Empanada Interlude

May 13, 2007: Rosa, my bikini waxer from the northwestern province of Tucumán, is trying to distract me as she rips my hair from unspeakable places. “You really write about food?” she says. “Yes,” I gasp, holding still as she attacks some stubborn strands with tweezers, “Right now I’m obsessed ...

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Frozen in Time at Pueyrredon Restaurante

“You’re not from the neighborhood, are you?” The tall waiter from Tucumán province eyed me with triumph and a hint of suspicion. Amused by the assumption that I was a) Argentine, but b) still somehow foreign, I revealed my origins – and got the usual ‘what the hell are you ...

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