Gerardo is one of our cooktop engineers. Hailing from Argentina, he is now settled in Dunedin with his Kiwi wife Tania and their three boys. Some months back, Gerardo bragged to me about Tania’s empanadas, even suggesting they were as good as his own Mother’s! This high praise piqued my interest, and after a little gentle persuasion, last week Tania came in and spent the morning in the cooking lab with us, sharing her empanada making skills.
“My family love these empanadas, it’s something we eat at home, usually on special occasions, and it reminds us all of the time we spent living in Argentina. While my vibrant Argentinean mother in law taught me how to make these empanadas, she also taught me that food is more than something you eat, it brings people together, it’s fun to make, and even better to share. Enjoy!”