When you encounter a milanesa (escalope), one tends to think immediately, don't tell me why, that it comes from Milan. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, because, as well as mostly all Southamerican gastronomy, the origin is uncertain. What is certain is that nowadays it is a typical dish from Rio de la Plata's basin, that is, Argentina and Uruguay.

What I like about this dish, besides the simplicity of it, is that it makes you feel like home. If Proust's time machine was a tea and a madeleine, my catalyst, and I beleive it's quite common, would be the milanesa. International children meal, collective memory of the palate.