Tag Archives: Pais Vasco

Bodega on the Road: Txoko (San Francisco)

To expect to encounter a Basque restaurant in a U.S. city other than New York is tantamount to madness (well, maybe that is a bit over dramatic). A couple of years ago on a visit to San Francisco I happened upon Iluna Basque (closed in December 2010). Also sharing Basque culinary space in the city…
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Basque-ing in the City: Cooking Basque in New York City

Nothing compares to the aromas and tastes assaulting one as he walks the streets of San Sebastian on any given day. Perusing the massive counters of any number of Pintxos bars in the city will bring a grown man to his knees – in adoration, not defeat. So, when an opportunity to learn the art…
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Champions and Txakoli

Spanish sports are on a roll these days. The Spanish National futbol team won the 2010 World Cup; Alberto Contador won the 2010 Tour de France; and Rafa Nadal continues to dominate the tennis court. The streak was recently extended last Saturday as FC Barcelona took to Wembley Stadium to square off against Manchester United…
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San Sebastian: Spain’s Northern Gem

I just returned from a short trip to Spain's gem on the Northern Coast, San Sebastian. The city boasts a tremendous cultural scene (it is actually in the running for the 2016 European City of Culture). Sitting on the Cantabrian Sea, San Sebastian (part of the Basque Country) boasts some of the best seafood anywhere…
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Txakoli: Doesn’t He Know How To Use Spell Check?

I thought it would be fun to begin my wine posts with a fairly obscure wine and region - yet one that is increasingly available in the U.S. With the screaming entrance of summer (evidenced by the 80+ degree weather in San Diego this weekend) I thought I would introduce you to a refreshing wine…
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