Uruguay Food, Football, Forlan and Soccer World Cup 2010


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).


Uruguay Foods Faina with Pepper belongs to the Culinary Uruguay Culture

Another Uruguayan dish very common is the chivito uruguayo, typically made with beef with generous portions of fries and as drink beer or soda.


Uruguayan Food Beef Chivito a Sandwich of the Uruguay Cuisine

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)


 Foods of Uruguay Milanesa a la Napolitana

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.


Uruguay Food Baked Empanadas, Recipes

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.


Uruguayan Foods Yerba Mate Tea, Gourd, Bombilla

What about desserts? May be you can have some alfajores with dulce de leche, ideal sweet snacks if you’re walking, but really you don’t need a special occasion to taste an alfajor de maizena πŸ˜‰


Picture of Food from Uruguay, Alfajores with Dulce de Leche

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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Delicious food! I make the wonderful and tasty Alfajores cookies…absolutely delcious.


Wonderful post. Best of the luck in the round of 16, hope the US will join you there tomorrow.

Here in Miami…we love bistec a la milanesa.

Be well…

Cookin' Canuck

How I would love to be in Uruguay right now to experience the passion for football and eat some of this tantalizing food! Good luck to your team. I will be cheering on your behalf.


What a fabulous post! I don't know too much about Uraguayan food so this is awesome. Alfajores…can eat those til the cows never come home. Frozen beer, eh?
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Empanada, I am always planning on making it, always forget, glad you posted some of the recipes. Will browse to each of them. Thank Gera!


Mmm…I love all these food. Looks so delicious! I have also watched the match just now…so exciting!
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Gera-yummy food you've posted and lots of cold beer to wash it down…sounds fun. I love empandas….. and pizza with farina on top? sounds interesting…never thought of that. Thanks, J.A.ROSE-BARTLETT,… Jan


I do love them all- but always look with double interest at empanadas – I love pockets of dough ith savory stuffings! And the "Italian" sandwich of course enchants! We set out cheeses, crackersand olivesa lot- although none of us are huge TV watchers.


I bet the alfajores vanished fast πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming by!


Thanks for your wishes! Hope also a good US performance tomorrow and enjoy Miami – may be with a milanesa napolitana πŸ™‚


The ideal combo a TV and this delicious stuff. Hard game with Mexico. Thanks!


Thanks for your compliments and good wishes! Today become in a holiday day – but not for me, lots to do πŸ˜‰


Yeah you can eat them for dozens and with frozen temperatures still beer πŸ™‚ Happy you like it!!


With your cooking skills I'm sure the empanadas will turn out wonderful πŸ™‚ Thanks!


Oh Claudia with all these food description I can do an entire menu πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!


Enjoy them and with lot of beer – try the pizza at horse. worth it πŸ™‚


I know that your empanadas will be great! There are Uruguayans everywhere πŸ˜‰ I'd like to taste the tailgate BBQs sounds very appealing for my palate πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

Joan Nova

This menu could make a sports fan out of me!


Totally agree with you – too much πŸ™‚


It all looks delicious Gera!
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Thanks so much Shelby!


There's no leftover of empanadas – I want new ones too πŸ™‚


Love the empanada. Bought the pastries and plan on preparing those this weekend. Thanks for sharing the recipes. They are to Uruguay fans as hot dogs are to USA baseball fans!
And tailgate BBQs are a famous event outside a football stadium on game day here in the US. I went to my first Miami Dolphins football game this year. Never ending rows of tailgate BBQ s with all kinds of MEAT – burgers, dogs, brats, sausage- grilling!
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I want to go to a game in Uruguay just for the fod! All I would get around here is a hot dog.


You can here and we can enjoy the games with these yummy stuff πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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