Uruguay food is linked intimately to football. With the good performance till now of the Uruguayan football team, the soccer passion is reaching new frontiers.
Uruguayos and uruguayas (people from Uruguay, male and female respectively) are getting crazy with the World Cup games and Uruguayan dishes are involved too.
Just in case, before entering in the food stream, some basic Uruguay facts: it’s is located in South America, between Argentine and Brazil. The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo.
Why this madness? Various generations have never seen good results and Uruguay won the World Cup in years ended in zero 1930 and 1950 – may be is this the time of a third victory in South Africa 2010?
How Uruguay looks the days of a match for the 2010 World Cup?
These days the country becomes completely stopped and it begins the social eating in front of big screens (with the game in real time) at bars, parrilladas, restaurants and even at streets, where shops have TVs turned on, to attract clients to their showrooms.
Mostly uruguayos (guys) hang on in front of the screens for eating and drinking frozen beer – although we’re in winter! In recent years, the presence of uruguayas (girls) are raising fast to watch the football games as well.
What types of Uruguay foods and behaviors are, right now, at those places?
You’ll see Uruguayans screaming, jumping, laughing, crying and sending to hell f&%* !#u! to the judges while enjoy pizzas with mozzarella plus different toppings and the legendary faina.
Faina with abundant pepper or with the called here “white mustard” (German – style mustard based in beer, of course) or pizza a caballo (pizza with a faina on top).
Another Uruguayan dish very common is the chivito uruguayo, typically made with beef with generous portions of fries and as drink beer or soda.
After ended the first time of the match, the activity increase again with a lot of transit and everybody is in a hurry to catch the second time soon.
Depending of the game hour, you can see also consuming a milanesa a la napolitana or a milanesa en 2 panes (sandwich of milanesa)
Uruguayan empanadas come handy because they are easy to eat while you palpitate the game, pairing perfect with a beer – again – of famous local beer brands like Pilsen or Patricia.
If the Uruguay football team with Forlan has achieved a happy ending, the Uruguayan people go to their homes, to normal activities or others go the “18 de Julio”, the main avenue of Montevideo to celebrate with flags and plenty of noise for several hours. Probably some of them will take their gourds with yerba mate, a bombilla and termos with hot water for these cold days.
Hope the Uruguayan soccer team still will achieve good performances at the football World Cup. Since now the results were Uruguay – France (0 – 0), Uruguay – South Africa (3 – 0), Uruguay – Mexico (1 – 0) and the next games coming, who knows?
Which types of foods are tied to games or sport-events in your country? Do you enjoy the matches or you like to do other things while the game is rolling? I don’t know you, but I’m hungry, again!
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