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The Great Gazpacho Tasting 2020

by  |  10-08-2020 ~ 5 Comments

There are but two things which will unite any person holding a Spanish passport: an utter hatred of politicians and a complete love of gazpacho. For those who might not know it, gazpacho is a... more » There are but two things which will unite any person holding a... more »

Don’t come around here no more

by  |  04-06-2020 ~ 4 Comments

It was amazing to see so much work put into such a campaign in Priorat. It was after all shared widely across social media. Our village notice systems were constantly broadcasting it as well. Even... more » It was amazing to see so much work put into such a... more »

Natural water

by  |  07-01-2020 ~ 1 Comment

The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled testament to the religion of concrete that dominated Spanish construction in the later 20th century, it does exactly what it needs to do... more » The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled... more »

Yes, #WineToo

by  |  11-11-2019 ~ 4 Comments

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact... more » By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony... more »

The curious business of drinking wine in Britain

by  |  25-10-2019

While the dinner was a pop-up, the location was anything but clandestine being set at Mortimer House in London. The food wasn't secret, radical, or some weird fusion thing served off the back of an... more » While the dinner was a pop-up, the location was anything but clandestine... more »

Why wine service matters

by  |  27-09-2019

I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended family meals on various days for these simple reasons: the food is quite good (see above), it’s not far-flung from civilization, and the... more » I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended... more »

Perhaps a #dryjuly for the future?

by  |  28-08-2019 ~ 4 Comments

When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year that I patently hate as everything grinds to a halt--doubly so when there are the now annual strikes at the airport. While August... more » When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year... more »
Not a croissant but still amazing from Patisserie Nouvelle

The Best Croissants Outside of France: Part I

by  |  11-03-2010

To be honest, I have no idea if there will ever be anymore parts to this series, but I just wanted to leave the door open to it, since I have a lot of world... more » To be honest, I have no idea if there will ever be... more »

A recipe for pancakes in Metric

by  |  20-01-2010

I've found in The Europe that there are next to no pancake recipes using metric measurements which aren’t actually recipes for crepes in disguise. Every time I tried to make pancakes when at the in-laws,... more » I've found in The Europe that there are next to no pancake... more »

Going to Barcelona, No Not Barthelona… The truth about the Spanish “lisp”

by  |  14-01-2010

Ah, traveling. Is there anything better? Well, sure, but for its purposes, getting out of your permanent place of residence is one of the best things I look forward to each year. This time around,... more » Ah, traveling. Is there anything better? Well, sure, but for its purposes,... more »