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This infusion made with YERBA MATE, was used originally by the guaran?es Indians. The Jesuits who has settled down in the zone improved its cultivation and with time this drink became popular in all Argentina and good part of the neighbor countries.
The recipient in which the "mate" is served, can be the traditional one, made of pumpkin, or of wood.
The mate is can be sweet or bitter and you drink it with a bombilla (sorbet), there are many kinds an types of bombillas. The water is directly from the pot served or through a thermus and it must be a few degrees under the boiling point. If it boils, if the water boils it can not be served.
In Corrientes there are remarkable craftsmen who make quality mates and excellent sorbets, that can be used to enjoy mate with friends or just like decoration objects.
Who visits Corrientes, hardly wont taste chip?, typical product of guaran? origin, ideal for accompanying mate.
Ingredients (24 units): ? kilo of fresh cheese, 750 gr. mandioca flour, one picks of salt, 4 eggs, 250gr. of fat and ? milk cup.
Preparation : smash the cheese and mix it with flour and salt. Put the mixture in a crown form, leaving the center free to put the eggs and the fat. Combine all that adding milk until you obtain a soft and smooth dough. Make little breads, cutting the superior part. Take an oven grill, put some butter and take it to the oven.
Chamame is the music that it identifies the correntinian people and the littoral. Kilometro 11, from Transito Cocomarola and Constante Aguer, is a true hymn of Corrientes. The Chamame Museum is in Mburucuya.
Updated Nov 30, 2005
The rich correntinian history is reflected in the corners of its older towns, where it is possible to appreciate vestiges of the guaraní culture, to discover print of books of the jesuítics missions and to drill in the past of the fights for the independence, finding our own history. You can cross the hole Jesuitic route by the Uruguay river or just visit Yapeyú, where General San Martín was born, where his native house is conserved and where the Sanmartinian Museum is.
With Chamamé rhythm
The Chamamé is the music that identifies the correntinian people and the litoral region. Its more well known song, Kilometro 11, is a true hymn of Corrientes. In Mburucuyá is the Chamamé Museum.
Myths and Legends
The province of Corrientes has a rich tradition of myths and popular legends that has been transmitted from generation to generation until our days. Many of them. Lie the Pombero have its origin with the guaranies. It’s described as a small, thin and hairy man, who wear an enormous straw hat. Crosses the forests, after the 12 of the noon, with a stickon his hand to take care of birds. He is also known as the birds protector.
Written Nov 30, 2005