The Bookstore

Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dan Perlman, co-owner and chef of Casa SaltShaker, has written and/or contributed to several books.

Eat Salt
The first cookbook from Dan Perlman, chef and co-owner of the famed Casa SaltShaker, Buenos Aires’ longest running “closed door restaurant”, offering Andean-Mediterranean fare in an intimate, shared table setting. Featuring 150 recipes from the chef’s archives, along with full color photos, this is not just a great read, but a work of art. Destined for regular use in the kitchen, and beautiful to show off to friends. The book is an experience only rivaled by dinner at Casa SaltShaker itself.
Available direct from the publisher – click on the link to the right.
This book is not going to be available on Amazon because their print on demand service doesn’t offer the higher quality and weight glossy paper for this book, so it will remain available just from the publisher at the link to the right.
cover-front
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.
fry front cover

Don’t Fry for Me Argentina
There’s a moment when you’re pissed off at all your friends, there’s no one in your family you ever want to speak to again, and work sucks as only a job you ended up in by default, can. That’s the moment where we all fantasize about just disappearing. Cashing in everything we have, buying a plane ticket to some exotic locale, for cash, and creating a whole new identity. I don’t mean the whole fake identification, false background thing, I mean, simply, starting over. In 2005 New York chef, sommelier and writer Dan Perlman decided to drop out of the rat race and head for other climes. Landing in Argentina with plans to stay for eight to ten weeks, he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Eight years and more stories than he can count he hasn’t left. These are his stories, along with two dozen classic and modern recipes.
Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle
” the best example of such a work that I’ve ever seen” “I don’t think any similar book comes within several light years in quality or completeness” “a perfect travel companion”

Saltshaker Spanish-English-Spanish Food & Wine Dictionary
(Second Edition)
Pocketbook sized and updated Spanish to English and English to Spanish reference dedicated to the world of food and wine – an indispensable addition to the library or backpack of any traveler, chef, sommelier, or writer. Contains over 7,000 entries, including local idiomatic expressions. As with any reference, this is an eternal work in progress.

Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle

“filled with humor and insights” “enticing & delightful” “personable, witty, and just slightly sardonic” “surprisingly fun read”

dictionary 2nd edition cover
fodors ba
Fodor’s Buenos Aires: with Side Trips to Iguazú Falls, Gaucho Country & Uruguay (Fourth Edition)
Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Buenos Aires, including marvelous museums, sizzling steakhouses, and the hottest spots to dance the tango. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.Dan writes the dining section of the guide.
Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle

Fodor’s Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia
(Eighth Edition)
Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Argentina, including Buenos Aires’s cultural riches, Mendoza’s scenic wine valleys, and Patagonia’s rugged beauty. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.Dan writes the dining section for the Buenos Aires part of the guide.
Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle
 fodors arg