Argentina: Don't Cry for Me, Empanada

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Ah, Argentina!

A beautiful and very friendly country, Argentina is well known for its fabulous meats. And while I sing it’s culinary praises, I have to applaud and share, that wonderful fast food called the empanada.


The word empanada derives from the Spanish word, empanar, which means 'to bread'. It is a pastry of flour-based dough folded and pressed around a filling. Recipes from the Iberian peninsula date back to the 16th century and has its origins in the Indian samosa. The empanada made its way to the America’s through Spanish conquest and is represented in most Latin American cuisines.