Tag Archives: Recipes

A Distinctly Spanish Summer

The summer solstice has occurred and the northern hemisphere is in the throes of summer.  Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of this season. Having grown up in Florida where humidity and temperatures regularly reach the mid-to-high 90’s, I am forever scarred from truly enjoying the milder summers of San Diego. Summer…
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The Calçotada: From Spain to Your Backyard

Fire up the barbecues and grab your friends. No, it is not Memorial Day weekend or a celebration of the first day of spring. Winter marks the time of year when Cataluña celebrates the almighty calçot. It is no secret that Catalans love to party, and the annual calçotada is just one more excuse to gather with friends…
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The Twelfth Ribera of Christmas: 2002 Flor de Pingus

"For the twelfth Ribera of Christmas my wine guy gave to me… a 2002 Flor de Pingus." This holiday tour around Ribera del Duero has come to a close. What better way to finish than with a wine from one of Spain's most prolific winemakers? Bodega Dominio de Pingus is the brainchild of Danish winemaker…
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The Fifth Ribera of Christmas: 2004 Alión

"For the fifth Ribera of Christmas my wine guy gave to me… a 2004 Alión." Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I get to spend the day in the kitchen creating a traditional meal (albeit one inspired by the flavors of Spain) to adorn the table and share the experience with family and…
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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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