Forget sunny beaches and scorching summer temperatures, in Spain seafood is a Christmas food. With many types of shellfish in season in December and oodles of holiday recipes calling for prawns and fish, the fish mongers are stocked up this month. But what are they selling? Read … [Read more...]
I believe that food and travel go hand in hand and I love sharing my gastronomic experiences with other likeminded travelers. Here you'll find information about food tours, restaurants and wineries all around the world. Check out my city specific 'Gastro Guides' and also my picks for 'Best Bites' in the delicious destinations I've visited.
Christmas in Spain is celebrated, above all else, at the table. Families pack into overflowing dining rooms for holiday meals that last longer than most American football games. Spanish Christmas recipes that have been passed down through the generations are the main event. The … [Read more...]
To an outsider the Christmas spread in Spain can be quite unnerving. Fish eyes, shrimp whiskers, baby eels and gnarly, claw-like barnacles are sure to make an appearance at many Spanish holiday meals. … [Read more...]
The gifts laid out for Christmas in Spain are an odd-shaped bunch. Strategically wrapped prongs of ham holders poke out among feebly desguised necks of wine and olive oil bottles. Nearly an entire roll of wrapping paper can barely cover the surface of the family sized paella pan … [Read more...]
You don't have to be fluent in Spanish to eat amazingly in Spain, but there are a handful of words that will make the experience a bit easier. From what the menu means to how to order what you want, these sixteen foodie words and phrases will help you eat (and order!) like a … [Read more...]