Category Archives: Gastronomy

Giveaway: Win a Paella Pack+Sangria from Retaste Spain!

  Update: Giveaway has been extended until Friday, July 19th!    Paella. Arguably, Spain’s most famous dish, is worth the hype–if it’s done well, that is. And no paella is better than that made by Spanish amigos at a paellada: a gathering of friends over a big, home-cooked paella.  Unfortunately, if you’re visiting Spain, bringing back the […]

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Madrid Food Tour: A Must-Do in Spain’s Capital

When I first met my friend Lauren last year in Madrid, she told me how she was considering starting a food tour business in Madrid. For her, it was the perfect way to combine her passion for food with her budding entrepreneurship skills. A year later, the Madrid Food Tour is nearing its 1-Year Anniversary–and also happens to be […]

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Txikifest: Celebrating Txakolí and Basque Pride in the Heart of New York City

  I’m so pleased to welcome Julia Golden to the blog today! Julia was so gracious to cover the Txikifest event in New York City that happened a couple of weekends ago and indulge in a little bit of Basque culture (and wine!) for me. She writes over at Nowhere to Go But Everywhere about […]

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Spanish Cuisine Best in the World?

Is Spanish Cuisine best in the world? Last night, San Pellegrino/Acqua Panna announced the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Five restaurants from Spain made the list: the top spot went to the Roca brothers for their worshipped El Celler de Can Roca of Girona (Catalunya), three out of the five were awarded to Basque restaurants; Arzak […]

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Everything You Need to Know About El Txikiteo

It doesn’t take long after one’s arrival to Basque Country to discover that Basque culture is distinct from Spanish culture. This shouldn’t come as a shock, since historically, Basques and Spanish are different people–but you’ll still find the odd tourist wondering where they could see a flamenco show in Bilbao (not to say it’s not […]

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Traipsing Through Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere is the kind of neighborhood that every travel photographer dreams of–think of buildings splashed in warm colors and adorned with laundry drying in the Roman sun, ivy snaking from window to window, and bicycles propped against textured ochre walls. However, picturesque backdrops and photo ops didn’t lure me into this not-so-secret Roman neighborhood. As […]

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