After Canada, Dinner on the Farm continues its journey across the Atlantic, this time in the Southern Hemisphere. A new season to meet the five candidates of Swiss origin settled in Argentina. From arid steppes to the imposing glaciers of southern Patagonia, this Argentinean dinner travels from hacienda to hacienda to discover local flavours.
According to the last census of 2013, Argentina counts nearly 15,800 Swiss, many of them evolving as farmers or pastoralists in former colonies built during the nineteenth century.
These colonies named Helvetia, Grutli, extend in different provinces: Mendoza, Entre-Rios (Parana), Rio Negro, Neuquen, Santa Fe, etc. Since then, many families (especially Valaisannes, because more than half of the Swiss arrived in Argentina between 1850 and 1930 were Valaisans) and many Swiss peasants evolved out of the colonies from the border with Paraguay to the ends of the Earth of fire.
The purpose of this series of 6 episodes of 52 minutes is to gather 5 Swiss families active in agriculture or livestock to follow their daily lives and enjoy, through successive visits of candidates in each “hacienda” or “ganaderia” the discovery of these Swiss terroirs and the local gastronomy specific to each of these provinces, while keeping a single thread: their “Swissness”!