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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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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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Embracing my spirituality on the Route of Santa Teresa de Jesus

Many years ago I followed a route through Spain of the Camino de Santiago, the road to Santiago, or Saint James Way – the path of pilgrims that leads from all over Europe to Santiago de Compostella and the Cathedral … 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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My work as a culinary travel writer

My work as a culinary travel writer, often freelance, takes me many places around the globe, and not so many around the US. This week I’ll be in Spain, just west of Madrid, covering the wines and regional specialties of … Continue reading

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Sharing Secret Family Recipes Among Spanish Friends

On an evening of barhopping during a culinary tour of Galicia’s Santiago de Compostella, a friend and I ended up at O Celme do Caracol, a restaurant (with a good name) that caters primarily to the locals. The owner, German … Continue reading

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Etxanobe in Bilbao pops-up in Madrid

I experienced an incredible meal at Etxanobe in Bilbao a few years back (see below) The “cellophane” was a slowly dried emulsion of potato that tasted  (as the chef said) just like KFC! “Another meal in a most remarkable setting … Continue reading

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