If I could drive anywhere in the world right now I’d drive to a book shop and pick up another copy of “In Patagonia” by Bruce Chatiwn then armed with my video camera I’d pop down to Argentina and follow in Chatwin’s footspteps.
On the journey I would stop at each place Chatwin did and find someone to cook a local dish from with and video the making of the dish.
I’d upload it on my blog with all the ingredients so “the folks at home could cook along”. What is amazing about Argentinean food is the healthy mix of all the best bits of European cuisine with very native roots.
The quest here for me is discovering how Chatwin made the trip in 1974 with only a back pack and a moleskin notebook. I can never get my head round how HUGE Argentina is with jungle at one end and ice at the other. One day I’ll live there and it is vital for me to understand this place on its own terms.
This text won me a prize..