Category Archives: Spain

Perfektion at Pakta

It’s well known that Peruvian cuisine, with its diverse cultural influences – from Spain, Germany, China, Italy, Japan, and of course the indigenous Peruvians who have made it their home for centuries before these new arrivals – and incredible wealth [...]

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Los Andinos in Madrid – A Force of Nature

As the movie Ratatouille pointed out, the ring of the familiar and the allure of the distant or not so distant past, often has a lot of influence on what is considered to be “delicious.” Indeed, various iterations of “comfort [...]

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elBulli 2005-2011: A Legacy of Innovation – A Video From Phaidon Press

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A Few Bites at The Boqueria in Barcelona

It may very well be the most famous food market in the world today. It is large, vibrant and contains an incredible selection of both fresh and cooked foods, ranging from immaculate fresh seafood to a surfeit of meat and [...]

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Around the World in 41 Courses – The 41º Experience

The full elBulli experience will never be replicated. While the food was of paramount importance, the magical setting of Cala Montjoi, the paradoxically traditional decor of the restaurant space and the creative ferment of the kitchen all combined as major [...]

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Bodega 1900 – Beguiling In Barcelona

It’s tiny and it’s mostly (but not totally) classic. Bodega 1900 is the most recent opening in Albert Adria’s growing empire of restaurants located around the Avinguda del Paral-lel between the Ciutat Vella and Montjuich. Situated within blocks of Tickets/41º, [...]

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The Astonishing World of Albert Adriá

Albert Adriá is not exactly an unknown. The brother of Ferran Adriá and the longtime pastry chef at elBulli, the legendary restaurant that set the modern culinary world on its ear, Albert has received much praise over the years and [...]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 5 – Los Pedroches

We had one more day of pig ahead of us, but we had to get up and out early to do it. We left Sanlucar after breakfast driving east into a bright sun. We made our way up past Sevilla, [...]

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A Seaside Sojourn in Sanlucar de Barrameda

For the first time, we started our day with pure sunshine and blue skies. It was still a bit chilly, but I could understand how this coastal area is called “Costa de la Luz” or Coast of Light. We were [...]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 3 – Montanchez

Our first destination was the small hilltop town of Montanchez, where we stopped to visit the ruins of an ancient castle perched at the pinnacle of the mountain.
From there we made our way down to the Iberico production facilities of [...]

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