On a special episode of Native, host Briana Kurtz is sitting down with Saveur Magazine talking all about their article focusing on Uruguay. Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief, Gabe Ulla, writer, and Chef and Uruguay native Ignacio Mattos are in studio recapping the trip and providing wonderful insight on the beautiful country. As Ignacio explains, the dining scene is a way for visitors to acclimate themselves with the country with staples such as the popular chivito sandwich, also known as a Uruguayan steak sandwich. Gabe and Ignacio go on to tell some wonderful highlights of their road trip throughout Uruguay, elaborating on the food they decided to feature throughout the article and thoughts on the accessibility for everyone to bring a slice of Uruguay home for dinner. From the beach to the countryside, Saveur truly captures the essence of summery Uruguay throughout the article. Tune in for a great show that is sure to inspire wanderlust! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“Gabe and I were talking, and he’s working on a book with Ignacio and I was saying ‘have you guys been down to Uruguay recently?’ and he had never been and so I forced him to go and it all worked out really well!” [2:15]
—Adam Sachs on Native
“Our background is pretty much Spanish and Italian; it’s a mix of a few other things but the food there is pretty much Italians and Spanish immigrants’ food that they translate in their own way.” [7:00]
—Ignacio Mattos on Native