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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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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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It was a two tagine Christmas.

Tagines seen here in and on my 110 yr old wood-fired cooking range – perfect for cooking! It was a two tagine Christmas. I bought a brown 10 inch Spanish one (identified by a small steam vent on top) and received … Continue reading

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What Have They Done To My Potatoes?

Deep down I’m just a meat and potatoes guy. I know that is hard to fathom after all the complex haute cuisine I’ve raved about, but I’d be just as happy with a baked potato – twice stuffed with cream, … Continue reading

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Secret Family Recipes: Galician Oil

On a recent food trip to Galicia, a friend and I ate at O Celme do Caracol. It is a restaurant in Santiago de Compostella, Spain,  that caters primarily to the locals. The owner, German Gonzalez Pose, went to school … Continue reading

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