2 01, 2012

Favorite Meals and Destinations of 2011

2017-02-17T15:21:36+01:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Gelato, Istanbul, London, Meat, Naples & Campania, New York City, Piedmont, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Spain, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

Liquid nitrogen aperitif at The Fat Duck. 2011 has come and gone and my 2012 calendar is beginning to fill up with what promise to be exciting culinary adventures. There is something very satisfying about planning meals half a year in advance but before I begin drifting in and out of food comas, it is [...]

6 08, 2011

Mam i Teca, Eating Local in Barcelona

2017-02-17T15:26:22+01:00August 6th, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Beer, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Spain|11 Comments

A few weeks ago, after a glorious road trip through Basque Country, Mamma Parla and I stopped in Barcelona for a couple of days. Our objective was to discover restaurants, markets, and shops specializing in locally sourced ingredients. At Mam i Teca we hit the jackpot. […]

2 08, 2011

Eating Local in Barcelona

2017-02-17T15:26:25+01:00August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|0 Comments

Local wild mushrooms served with peppers and asparagus at Mam i Teca. Barcelona has one of the most cosmopolitan dining scenes in Europe, but for those who want to eat local and get a taste of Catalonian ingredients, there are a number of excellent restaurants where chefs adhere to the “km 0” locavore approach promoted [...]

14 07, 2011

Basque Country, The Highlights

2017-02-17T15:26:36+01:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Mamma Parla, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|10 Comments

Well I don’t even know where to start. The trip through Basque Country was phenomenal. Thank you so much for sending me there! And thanks to everyone for your advice and comments along the way. The biggest thank you goes out to Mamma Parla who was so calm even though I […]

11 07, 2011

Ermintxo in Natxitua

2017-02-17T15:26:41+01:00July 11th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Food & Wine, Spain, Travel|3 Comments

Throughout our trip in Euskadi we met some really lovely people who gave us some really stellar tips. Maria, who we met through our mutual friends Hande and Theo of Vino Roma, gave us some of the best advice. She suggested taking a detour to Ermintxo, a little hotel and restaurant in […]

9 07, 2011

Driving the Basque Coast

2017-02-17T15:26:43+01:00July 9th, 2011|Categories: Basque Country, Culture, Food & Wine, Mamma Parla, Spain, Travel|2 Comments

Getaria moments before a storm. After a few days in Donostia-San Sebastián, we gathered all the advice we had received from readers, laid out the map, and decided to drive the Basque coast from east to west. We had taken the (quicker) internal road on the previous leg of the journey and missed out on [...]