Welcome to my Blog, El Paissano
I have finally decided to create my personal blog in WordPress, (after researching my options a lot, this is the best platform for what I want.)
I intend to use this online space to connect and record my gastronomic journey, which is one of my main passions in life. Having various interests that I want to share here, I have decided to bring them to life through mainly food and drink. I will be sharing my own recipes and those of people around me, visiting different establishments in the city where I live or those places I find during my travels, making product reviews while I am exploring them (and of course those that I already know of and love), talking about how to management your personal economy or that of a bar / restaurant / cafeteria, etc.
Finally, after so many years of knowing that I want to create a blog, and forever waiting to do it with someone else, who would do the written part mainly while I took care of the travel and gastronomy (a topic that I always wanted to touch on my blog), the time has comed, and I have decided to venture out on my own. What has mainly driven my idea was to collect in one place, all my recipes, believe me, there are many, and most of them I forget over time. So I needed a Recipe Book. I started a small one but it quickly occurred to me to do it online, since many times I share my recipes, write the texts and take the photos while I’m cooking, and I have to explain it each time, with the different questions that appear. So I decided to keep a more professional record, using step-by-step recipes. Something that I am already used to doing, in the places I work. The step-by-step is a technical way to easily follow recipes, even for someone who has never tried that recipe.
«What has mainly driven my idea was to collect in one place, all my recipes, believe me, there are many, and most of them I forget over time.»
In addition to sharing recipes, I want to tell my stories through gastronomy, my blog will serve as a source of inspiration to continue learning, cooking, traveling and everything I like. By the way, creating a blog is not easy at all, since it requires combining many skills. Luckily, I enjoy all of them. Not only do I have to care about the gastronomy research but there is also the audiovisual content, which is super important and even more so overtime. Above this let’s add the basic knowledge of the web, writing texts, managing social networks, some marketing to position the page, see ways to monetize the content to continue working, etc. And trust me, it takes time. I can’t speak much because I’m just starting out, but I’ve been researching the subject enough. Maybe too much, causing me to delay the release, but here I am, more than ready.
the name for this blog occurred to me some time ago, when creating the first project proposal of my future Bar (of which I still have no news, but they will come). This Bar will be sustainable for the most part (for sustainability in an establishment, I not only understand the care of the environment, but also the appropriate distribution of resources to prosper, let’s say, in economic terms), and with great use of ecological products. In essence the same concept I will integrate into my blog mainly by using products that are close and consistent with the health of each person and the environment.
And it is that El Paissano (a fellow whose home is were his heart is), I understand him as a local, who lives and cares for his land, who uses products from his environment, who is also interested in knowing the place that surrounds him, and that when he travels, he lives it like a local. Let’s say that’s a bit of my philosophy of life.
Paissano, with two S, (In Spanish) forms two words, Country and Health, on the one hand healthy, is the quality and variety of the food diet, correct for each one of us as people, as for the environment, taking care of its times and biodiversity.
On the other hand, El Pais Sano, suits very well, since I understand that if each one takes care of himself, and the environment, he would live in a “Healthy Country” without a doubt, and if there were no barriers, a healthy country would be the same as a healthy world, a sustainable world.
But the fun of all this is that (and I without knowing it beforehand), Spain is the Healthiest Country in the World in 2020, in relation to the Countries with the best nutrition. And it is that the Mediterranean Diet is not only a World Heritage Site, but also that it is very healthy. Besides, of course, being super delicious and varied.
I get a lot of my influence from the Mediterranean Diet, when cooking, being that typical products of this diet are the ones which I have constant contact. But also, I am Argentine, and that’s where my taste for flavors comes mainly, reflected both in the food and in the drink that I make.
«If there were no barriers, a healthy country would be the same as a healthy world, a sustainable world.»
So far this seems to me like a good introduction. I will tell you more about me in each article, and if you wish to read more about me you can go to the contact page, where I tell you a little more.
A warm welcome, and I hope we continue sharing.