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Tag Archives: spanish food

To Choose, or Not to Choose, a Restaurant by its Food Porn

If I say, Spanish food, what comes to mind? Paella? Grilled fish? Jamon Iberico? These are all wonderful Spanish foods and should be celebrated, but every now and again, you inadvertently stumble across a waterfall of mayonnaise slathered tapas, chewy lomo fit for your labrador or heaps of stale bread that’s hard enough to ward off the most persistent of purse thieves. It can get dangerous on the Spanish tapas front, trust me!

A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: An Introduction (Part 1 of 5)

Most American’s familiarity with Spanish cheese lies somewhere in the realm of understanding of Spanish wines a decade ago. Ask anyone then to name a Spanish wine and the response was invariably, “Rioja.” The undisputed Queen of Spanish cheese, Manchego, would likely be the response to the same question today […]

The Diaspora of Spanish Gastronomy: A Delectible Evening at Mercat a La Planxa

Spanish gastronomy goes beyond small bites of food. It is more than foamy shots of alchemy, savory rice dishes – generically called Paella, or egg based custards. Yet despite the perpetual misconception of what actually constitutes a typical meal in a local Spanish bar, innovative Spanish gastronomy is making gigantic […]