I am beginning to think it’s never going to stop raining here in Buenos Aires, it rained all weekend and it feels as though it’s been raining non- stop for the last two weeks. I don’t mind too much though, it’s been a good excuse to stay indoors and be lazy.
When it does eventually dry up I plan to get out a little more. There are lots of fun things coming up in Buenos Aires over the next couple of months like the International Buenos Aires Book Fair and the gourmet food event Feria Masticar. But for now my favourite things have mostly an indoorsey vibe…
Last week I signed up to Netflix. I’m fairly late to the party on this one, I know. The thing is I’m not a massive tv person. I’m always the odd one out in social situations when the chat turns to the latest series and I think my boyfriend secretly longs to be able to watch a TV series with me. I just don’t seem to be able to get into it, however since downloading Netflix I have discovered the documentary Cooked.
Cooked has (sadly) only four episodes and they are all about food, cooking and human’s relationship with food and cooking. The four episodes are named after the elements fire, water, air and earth and they use these elements as starting points for each of the episodes.
The documentary takes a look into different culture’s history and relationship with food and how this has changed over time. It also delves into the processed food industry, the impact this industry is having on our cultures and our health and how advertising has shaped what we eat over time.
The scale of the modern day food industry these days has meant that we’ve become so detached and removed from where our food actually comes from and we’re often not aware of what it is that we’re really eating. This documentary was a good reminder for me to think a little more about what I’m eating and where that food is coming from. It is also beautifully shot and produced and is a joy to watch.
+ BA Food Week
BA Food Week is a couple of weeks where some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires offer an accessible set menu and is on right now. The other night I went with friends to eat at Social Paraiso where we had a lovely three course meal with lots of wine and lots of laughs.
It’s a really great way to eat well for less pesos at some excellent restaurants. It’s on until the 24th of April so there is still time to make the most of it. I certainly plan on going somewhere else this coming weekend.
+ How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
I just started reading this book but I have be meaning to read it for a while. In How to be a Woman, Caitlin Moran takes us through her journey of growing up, discovering certain things about being a woman and learning all about feminism.
I spent Sunday afternoon reading the first half of this book and I lost count of the amount of times I laughed out loud. Caitlin Moran is one funny lady but she also says stuff about women and feminism that needs to be said. I am glad people like her are out there and writing and I hope the rest of the book is as funny.
I’m not normally a Sunday lover so this is a new one for me. The last two Sundays have been so lovely though, just pottering around at home, cooking, reading and drinking endless cups of tea. I’ve been feeling quite content lately, much more at ease emotionally and having more chilled Sundays.
So that’s it for my favourites of the moment. I hope you all have a great week!