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A Master Cortador Makes His Mark in Avila

Nights like this are ones that just need to be appreciated for the something special that they are. It is no exaggeration that Gerry Dawes, my friend, traveling companion and guide “knows and appreciates Spain more than all but a […]

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El Cochinillo de Candido – Finally!

Suckling pig – those are magic words to those who have had it. True suckling pig  is a rare treat in the United States. It is in Spain too, but there it is a delicacy that is well known and […]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 1 – Segovia and Avila

The eating of pork is taboo in some religious cultures, but for many others who eat animal flesh, the pig is widely considered the most delicious of meats. Few, if any, cultures have done more to enhance the ultimate deliciousness […]

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Sunday Photo – Cochinillo – Casa Botín, Madrid

There really aren’t too many things in this world more delicious than a perfectly roasted suckling pig like this one here at Casa Botín in Madrid. Recognized by Guiness as the oldest restaurant in the world (it opened in 1725), […]

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Europe 2013 – Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 2 – Madrid Fusión

Though not quite 100% on Tuesday, we managed to get up and make our way out to the IFEMA site for the second day of Madrid Fusión. I was sadly disappointed to have missed both David Muñoz and Pascal Barbot […]

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My Best of 2008

Below is a listing of categories of some of the standout culinary treasures I enjoyed over 2008. By no means is the list exhaustive in either categories or experiences. I am sure that I simply overlooked a number of items […]

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Cochinillo

For a special Christmas treat for my family I thought I would try my hand at roasting a suckling pig. Having had a few versions this year both in Spain at Madrid Fusión and at Casa Lucio as well as […]

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