travel + culture

Holiday Shopping

The Madrid Christmas market is really about plastic. And especially, plastic molded into the tiny figurines that populate nativity scenes here.
chefs + restaurants

Spanish Foodies

There is possibly no better way to stir up a bunch of Spanish foodies than to get them started on the Michelin guide.
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.
travel + culture

The Rice is Right on Mallorca

If I knew the end was near, I'd be tempted to hop a plane for Palma de Mallorca for the arroz nero at Nimo's Fénix.
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).
chefs + restaurants

In Spain, Powder is the New Foam

travel + culture

Key Notes: Hospedería Del Vino, Rioja, Spain

The Hospederia del Vino, located just a few miles up the road from Gehry’s behemoth, is the place to go if youre more serious about wine than architecture.
chefs + restaurants

As Spanish as Apple Pie

In the past, whenever Spaniards mocked American food as being all hamburgers and hotdogs, I took them to Cornucopia, a rambling old apartment-turned-restaurant.
travel + culture

Celebrate Summer—But Hurry

In Spain, the idea of eating seasonally is taken quite literally—ice cream stores shut down from November to April, and you can’t find a cocido in July to save your life. They even drink seasonally....
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