CHRISTOPHER: What kind of international cuisine [is served at Al’s Pancake World]?
RORY: He kind of hops around. Last month it was his salute to Paraguay.
Paraguay is a land-locked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. Its traditional cuisine tends to be simple, hearty, and based on meat and cornmeal.
Some of the traditional dishes Al might have served during his salute to Paraguay: milanesa, (fried crumbed meat cutlets), chipa guazu (a savoury cake made from cornmeal, eggs, onions, and cheese), parillada (a meat dish cooked over banana leaves and hot coals), or vori vori (a thick yellow soup filled with little dumplings made from cornmeal) [pictured].