Barbecue, street food are stars of Uruguay's food scene

09/13/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Uruguay's cuisine is a melting pot of Spanish and Italian flavors sprinkled with some indigenous components. Chef Ignacio Mattos encourages visitors to his native country to attend an all-day barbecue that uses the entire animal or search for the best street food sandwich, the chivito, which layers thinly sliced steak with bacon, cheese, onions and tomatoes.

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