How is Argentine asado experience different to US style bbq?
This is one of those things that I get asked regularly, and I love to answer his question. Let me start with how they are similar, because in the end, that is what really matters. Fire and meat, there is a combination of that in every culture, every single one.
The goal of a bbq/asado is the same everywhere, (besides eating) is to connect people. There is something primal about standing in front of the fire while you watch whatever you are roasting cook. May be it is the flames dance, may be it is the smell, and your salivating mouth. If you are roasting someone, chances are you are not alone. Grilling is about community, it's about coming together and celebrating each other's company.
In Argentina, un asadito, is a social, all day long affair. The true experience is so much more than just eating. It is the setup, the cleaning of the grill, getting the fire going, waiting for the fire to get to the right point. It all takes time. In Argentina, the person doing the work is NEVER alone. There is at least one other person, and as they both work, they connect, talk, laugh tell stories while they get things ready.
Preparation before people start arriving
Did someone say meat?
Matambrito a la pizza
One of ours guests was the one and only Kevin Bludso!
That shot, for the gram
Guests Andrew and Michelle from Moo's Craft BBQ
Some of our guests
Suddenly I want to eat some musubis from #Mamamusubi