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El asado is an Argentine institution, and a very important tradition in the country. It involves plenty of meat, usually beef, cooked on an open grill over wood or coal.

One of the most typical types of meat to cook are ribs of beef, and you will smell wood smoke and meat as you walk around Buenos Aires, especially on a Sunday. Full article to follow later…

For now, some vocab to help you with the podcast:

Parrilla – grill

Leña – firewood

Carbón – coal

Asador – the chef!


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