Hello, my name is Sergio and this is my first blogpost online.
I want to share with you what i learned about empanadas, business and life in general. I want to also share lessons and mistakes, favorite tools and hacks, tips from experts, and things i find interesting.
As some of you know, I'm originally from Romania, and i sell Argentine inspired empanadas. I have never been to Argentina, and dont have any Argentinean family members, but i do believe that the best empanada recipes come from there. I meet people from all over the world that are very familiar with empanadas.
Although empanadas originated in Spanin, almost every culture has empanadas or something very similar.
Heres a short List of Countries and Their version of empanadas:
Belize - panades
Chile - empanadas de pino
Italy - panzarotti / calzone
Venezuela - arepas
United Kingdom - cornish pasty
The name comes from the verb ‘empanar,’ which means ‘to coat with bread’.
Miners made great use of empanadas/cornish pasty given that their hands were always dirty, the outside crust made a perfect disposable handle. I don't think your hands will ever be that dirty, and have to use empanadas like they did, but i thought it was a cool history fact for us to know.
Comment below on your favorite empanada and its origins.