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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina is a beautiful location full of wild adventures and never ending activities. Consider staying at a local ranch to help satisfy your cooking holiday cravings. If you are interested in Argentinean food and culture, then you will love the chance to experience this culinary adventure. While you are staying in this beautiful National Park location, you can experience horseback riding or trail walking. Let’s not kid ourselves because the main reason you are on this adventure is for the culinary adventure.
A lovely chef will guide you through Argentinean cooking and you will experience Patagonian foods. This goes way above and beyond any culinary vacation because you have direct access to the best cooking in the world of Argentina. This trip is typically ten days and it’s taught by a hands-on instructor. You will also have firsthand experience in doing farm activities like cheese and yogurt making, bread making and food storage. It’s like you get a front stage pass to the last frontier of home grown food and preparation.
10 Days of Luxurious Cooking & living
When you are on a cooking holiday, you have a different impression of luxurious. This Argentinean cooking experience is actually on a working horse and cattle ranch. This ranch is called Estancia Ranquilco and it is a first class ticket to learning everything you need to know about farming and food. On this cooking excursion, you will have 10 days of nonstop exciting adventure into the world of Patagonian foods.
Day One and Two
One of your first stops on this cooking holiday will be to meet the other classmates. You will learn the art of mate and how you can cook this way. As you travel with the group, you will also have exposure to various parts of the culture, some of which you may not be used to. Soon you will be whisked away to the lodge at Ranquilco and then you will have access to different areas of the range.
On the second day, you will be exposed to a fresh breakfast. The second day holds a lot of brand new meals for you to experience and you will be given a cheese demonstration. Make sure you take everything in because you only get to experience all of this once.
Day Three & Four
Now that you are settled into the ranch, you will learn how to work on a farm. A lot of people still live off of the land in Argentina and you will learn how to do the same. Understanding the pasteurization process is something you learn as you listen to your teachers and guides. You will also have the chance to try various wines and learn about different parts of the culture in the area.
Day four is more of a hands-on cooking experience that you can only have while staying at this ranch. For dinner, you will be served a special meal, but you will also have time to relax and enjoy the company of those around you.
Day Five and Six
Staying on this ranch on day five and six opens you up to a whole new exciting world. You will experience Argentina’s culture and special cultural events. Learn how to make traditional foods that also tell a story about the land and the people of the land. Dinner will be served on the fifth day as you relax or do your own activities.
The sixth day will bring you a firsthand experience with the Argentina land. You learn about growing, harvesting and preparing foods. Gaucho camp cooking is also something you will have a close encounter with while you are on this cooking adventure.
The last few days will open your eyes to a whole new world of cooking and relaxation. The owner will take you around the camp and teach you more ways of the land. Traditional lunches and dinners are served to you and the rest of the guests. Each meal that is served or that you learn to cook is simply full of culture.
You have plenty of time to see the land for yourself and do your own activities. Feel free to visit places like El Hueco or Zapala. Get an experience that you will never forget as you try traditional foods like rosa mosqueta and cordero a la cruz.
Where will you stay?
The Estancia Ranquilco is a family owned ranch that has acres upon acres of land to roam. There are cliffs, valleys and just beautiful sites that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. There are also vast lakes and rivers. When you look at the landscaping it is like nature is painting you an unforgettable picture.
Contact Information Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see about specific plans for cooking holidays.
Owners of the Ranch
Ashley Kent Carrithers Owner, Estancia Ranquilco email@example.com From within Patagonia: 029 4215 550164 From outside Patagonia: (54) 9 2942 550164
Virginia Neary Carrithers Owner, Estancia Trocoman firstname.lastname@example.org From within Patagonia: 02942 15 697891 From outside Patagonia: (54) 9 2942 697891