Tag Archives: Asturias

From Cataluña to Asturias: Eating Spain in New York City

As is true with those who are obsessed with travel and great food, I take every opportunity to try something new and/or different when away from home. A recent business trip to New York City set the stage for my latest endeavor. I am also certain that it will be no surprise that this trip…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Mixed/Mixto (Part 5 of 5)

Our journey has taken us through mountainous terrain and spacious pastures; it has introduced us to the sprightly goat, the demure cow, and the helpless sheep. We have also eaten some of the most amazing cheeses produced in the world today. Our final gaze turns to those cheeses produced from a combination of two or…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Vaca/Cow (Part 3 of 5)

Traversing the craggy mountaintops and mountainsides of the Iberian terrain we descend to the lush, green pastures of the mountains and valleys of (predominantly) Northern Spain. Our gaze turns from the agile and energetic goat (cabra) to the more docile and passive cow (vaca). They graze primarily on the stretch of land that extends from…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Cabra/Goat (Part 2 of 5)

Growing up in Florida during the 1970’s and 1980’s I rarely, if ever, saw a cheese from an animal other than a cow. Our refrigerator was full of Cheddar, Swiss, and Jack cheeses but nary a cheese from any other animal.  I suspect that most people living in the U.S. during that time were experiencing a similar…
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