Arroz a Banda: A New Favorite Spanish Food
Aug29

Arroz a Banda: A New Favorite Spanish Food

  While I consider myself fairly well versed in the likes of Spanish food and wine, my knowledge of arroces just wasn’t up to par. That is, until I left Andalucía and went to the proud home of Spain’s reigning rice (paella) in the region of Valencia; or more specifically, Alicante. There, I discovered not only that there’s a devotion to rice way beyond paella (there’s even a rice museum in Valencia!), but that there are also...

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An Evolving Passion: One Girl’s Relationship with Spanish Food
Jul05

An Evolving Passion: One Girl’s Relationship with Spanish Food

I’m so happy to have Lauren of Spanish Sabores guest posting today! Though we’ve known each other in the wonderful world of travel blogging for a while, we just recently met up in Madrid. I’m so impressed by her entrepreneurial spirit (check out her food tour in Madrid!) and absolutely love her food posts over on her blog, so I asked her to write about where it all began: her relationship with la comida Española, that is! Make sure to...

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Cafe Iruña, Bilbao: Pinchos Morunos
May22

Cafe Iruña, Bilbao: Pinchos Morunos

There’s a Basque saying that succinctly sums up the culture: Nola jan jakitea, nahikoa jakitea da. To know how to eat is to know enough. If you’ve ever been to Basque Country, or met a Basque person, chances are, you’ve discovered they’re super passionate about food. Everyone’s a foodie. Conversations about food come up regularly, and social gatherings aren’t complete without an array of pintxos (the Basque bigger-and-better...

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Drinks of Spain (With Recipes!)
May25

Drinks of Spain (With Recipes!)

Summer is approaching and in the south of Spain, that means two things: hot weather and cold drinks. Spain isn’t as big on the complicated cocktails I’m used to sipping back home. Like their cuisine, they keep it simple, and of course, delicious! Here’s a round-up of my favorite drinks of Spain, with recipes, so you can make them at home: Tinto de Verano Photo via flickr fuertegroup2010 Literally “summer (red) wine”, this is a perfect...

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Spanish Omelette Recipe

I’ve eaten a lot of strange foods since I’ve been in Spain: cow tongues, squid cooked in their own ink, blood sausage…and the list goes on. I stand by my own personal mantra that I need to at least try the dish, before I turn my nose up at it, (though that gets more difficult all the time.) I don’t know why I allow this mantra to continue to exist, because when something sounds weird and/or slightly disgusting to me, in my experience,...

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Spanish Gifts Worth Giving For the Holidays

Spanish children may be considered among the most lucky in the world, as they have not one, but two days they receive presents during the holidays. The first is Christmas morning, and the second, (and even bigger holiday) is Dia de Los Tres Reyes, or Day of the Three Kings, as in the Three Kings of Bethlehem. Here are some must-have items from Spain to send home for the holidays, or bring back as souvenirs any time of the year:...

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