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:

Argentina- 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.