Asado, argentinian tradition. The British have their Sunday Roast, we have our Sunday asado, it brings families and friends together, and no weekend is completed until someone casually asks “y si nos hacemos un asado?” (What if we chuck something in the barbie?)
A friend of ours (Let’s called him Mr. F) decided that from this weekend onwards every Sunday he was going to cook a BBQs for us, we might change venues but the idea is to have a bbq every Sunday “If we always do it in Argentina, why not here?”
The “classical” Argentinian asado starts a bit before noon and can go on forever, a guy I met recently had the perfect description for it. “You just sit down to talk and drink and someone will bring you little pieces on various meats until nightfall” There are three topics that one should never discuss while they are eating: Politics, Religion and Sports, as common courtesy and to avoid heated arguments, so…of course, no Argentinian BBQ is complete without discussing at least 2 of these three topics hahaha
We’ve recently discussed if an Asado is truly one if it doesn’t have red meat (argument started after it was decided that there was going to be chicken in it) so I wander… is an Asado one because you barbeque red meat, an if it lacks it, its no longer one…. or is an Asado the event? Getting together, putting something in the barbie and extending the lunch to a late tea. What do you think? Do you think this new “tradition” will keep up, will we be able to get together each Sunday?