It's coming. The freezing temperatures, the bitter winds. Winter in Spain is finally arriving. Spain may have one of the mildest winters in Europe, but convincing myself of that as I huddle next to one of the only two radiators in my 40-degree apartment this winter is … [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.
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...]
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...]