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Restaurants Now: Garden at the Cellar, Abattoir, Raspa & Wine

This week’s roundup includes a terrific new menu at a Boston-area standby, Anne Quatrano’s latest venture in Atlanta, and a great spot to drink away your sorrows when you can’t get a...

A World Away

In the hardscrabble landscape of Spain’s Extremadura region, food nourishes the soul like a homegrown religion.
March 2009
travel + culture

Spanish Scallop Scandal

It’s not every day that a Michelin-starred chef is sent to the clink for trafficking. In bad scallops.

Cooking Schools: Catacurian

Pick up the basics of Catalan cuisine while staying—and cooking—in charming El Masroig.
May 2008

Cooking Schools: A Taste of Spain

The whirlwind shopping trip through this Barcelona’s famous La Boquería market jump-started my half-day Catalan cooking class.
May 2008
travel + culture

Madrid’s New Old Market

During the 20th century, Madrid’s San Miguel market was the centerpiece of the Plaza Mayor neighborhood. Today, there’s nothing but rubble and dust inside.
travel + culture

Sisters are Baking it on Their Own

This sweet shop on Madrid's Calle del Codo is run, in that great Spanish tradition, by nuns. Cloistered nuns.
food + cooking

Olive Oil 101 (Part I)

In Spain, they take their olive oil seriously. Very, very seriously. The University of Córdoba offers a postgraduate degree in the stuff.
food + cooking

The Taste of Spain

Seville held its first edition of Andalucía Sabor, a culinary conference devoted to "Three Cultures" (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish) and "Two Seas" (the Mediterranean and Atlantic).
travel + culture

A Little Something to Eat in Barcelona

It’s no secret that Tapac 24 is great. Carles Abellan opened this place a year ago, and ever since, the line’s been out the door.