Eating an entire cow (not in one sitting) part zero

One of my main goals for this trip to Argentina is to eat an entire cow (not in one sitting).   Since Argentina is known for it’s beef, and they eat a lot of weird parts of the cow, it seemed appropriate that I try to eat all of them.   Six months should be more than enough time.  It sounded like a great idea until my friend Brenda told me that they eat cow rectum.   I have yet to see this on any menu, but since I haven’t begun work on my third goal (learn Spanish) it might be there and I don’t even know it.

I decided to start with something easy like steak.  We went to this restaurant the first night.

The first night we shared some kind of pork cooked in a mud oven and pasta. It was super good, so it seemed appropriate that we return for the first steak on the cow eating “journey.”   Besides being a great restaurant,  the waiters all wear white tops that look like lab coats and giant billlowy black gaucho pants.  The remind me of what I wore in 5th grade.

you can't tell from this photo, but this man is wearing gauchos.

these are the pants he was wearing.

There was also this fabulous painting on the wall.

Nothing like a photo of a man with a headband and a knife staring at you to make you feel welcome.

We got 2 different steaks a tenderloin and a ribeye…

…and they both sucked. One was overcooked, the other very chewy.


So we decided this night doesn’t count and we will have a redo.

4 thoughts on “Eating an entire cow (not in one sitting) part zero”

  1. Hey, no point having a cow when you can go whole hog. Just don’t chicken out at the last second, so keep talking turkey. Your blog is a delight to digest. You can “steak” your reputation on that. Just hope you never have to eat your words! 🙂

  2. OK, next time we see you in Seattle we will all have to go to El Gaucho. You can tell us all about how inauthentic it is! But I’m pretty sure they serve a whole cow. I miss you guys!!

  3. I think you need a map of a cow so and some push pins so that you can track all of the parts you have eaten one at a time. I still think you should go kosher and just eat the front half.

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