Country of the month: Argentina
Presenter: Silvia Wright-Davies
Occupation: Business Owner
Silvia is a past director of a fruit juice manufacturing and distribution company, was a life insurance agent for seven years, and owned a successful boutique property investment consultancy.
These days, Silvia is a highly competent professional trainer. Her expertise as a professional seminar presenter and corporate trainer spans over 12 years. Her interests include personal development, the outdoors, travel, nature, dancing, and all things Hispanic.
Meal of the Month
Origin: Sandwich of chorizo popular in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
1 Sausage made of beef and pork
1 Bread roll
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 Tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic
1 Teaspoon red chili flakes
1 Teaspoon paprika or powdered sweet pimenton
1/2 Teaspoon ground or flaked laurel (bay leaf)
1 Teaspoon salt
Your favorite vinegar (e.g. white, red wine, etc.)
Mix all the dry ingredients together. First add 2 tablespoons each of water and vinegar and allow the mix to rehydrate for about 15 minutes. Then add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix together well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend.
Grill the sausage. Keep whole or butterfly down the middle.
Put sausage in the bread and add chimichurri to taste.
Name: Alberto and Natalia
Alberto and Natalia teach all styles of tango, including tango de salon, all varieties of milonga, tango nuevo and stage tango. Natalia and Alberto are one of the most experienced tango couples in Melbourne, dancing and performing for the last 18 years.
Name: Thomas Melgarejo
Speciality: Dance Teacher
Thomas was born in Paraguay, and became one of the best known Salsa performers in Latin America.
He graduated as a fitness instructor in Argentina and traveled to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to learn the Caribbean dance styles.
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