Category Archives: Spain

Still Star-Crossed in Trujillo, Spain

Filming medieval period-pieces is easier when Spain’s cities are so well preserved. ABC’s Still Star-crossed was filmed in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. Continue reading

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Torta del Casar – Cheese of the Gods

Torta del Casar is a sheep’s milk cheese from the shepherds, using vegetable (thistle) rennet and traditional cheese-making processes to create a most flavorful ivory-colored runny cheese. Continue reading

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Slow cooker Smoked Turkey & White Bean Stew

From a savory Basque dish through a commercial soup reviewed in YELP as the best soup ever, comes this rich satiny smoked turkey stew. Continue reading

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Arzak – Back of the House

I spent an unprecedented amount of time touring Arzak, the 3 Michelin Star Basque Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, Veuve Clicquot calls one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and interviewing Elena Arzak, which they call the 2012 World’s Best Female Chef, before I wrote an 1800 word article about it. This is the part that was edited out. Continue reading

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I write Cruise Port Excursions

I’m hired to make the descriptions of those tours desirable – punch them up, so to speak – and make needed corrections. Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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The wine of summer – Txakoli

When it comes to wine, Spain offers the best value, at least according to sommelier Kelly Coughlin, GM and Beverage Director at Smyth and The Loyalist, two new Chicago eateries, in a June interview on Eater. She said “Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – Spain’s cool summer soup

My recipe for the gazpacho I was served last week in Castilla y Leon, Spain Continue reading

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