Sedimentality
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The gilda: a must-eat pincho when in Spain

The problem with restaurants in Spain? You’re overwhelmed with culinary choices. Tapas, pinchos, afternoon-long paella lunches, bites at a vermuteria . . . the options are endless and, let’s face...

Say cheese! The blue cheese caverns of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

When your husband asks you what you want for your birthday and you say, “A trip to Roquefort,” you’re either a Francophile, fromatgophile (I just made that word up) or...

I don’t love the cold, but I love chocolate and churros

Food for thought: have you ever had a bad churro? From the stick-straight variation I grew up on (hello, childhood memories of county fairs and Disneyland!) to the delicious, dulce...

What is real truffle oil? The truth about truffles

Is this real truffle oil? We’ll find out. Mac and cheese. Popcorn. Eggs. Pastas. I’ll eat truffle on nearly everything, so it’s no surprise that Umbria, one of the Italian...

Pasta making at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese in Bologna (+ tortellini en brodo recipe)

Taking a pasta making course during our time in Bologna was sort of a no-brainer: pasta is at the heart of Italian cuisine and Emilia-Romagna, the region where Bologna is located,...

What do I do when my wine is corked?

The other night, we were so excited to open a bottle of wine that is delicious (and has a bit of nostalgia attached to it: it was one of the...

The “Breaditerranean” diet: Pa de Pages Catala (Catalan country bread)

I’ve been living in Barcelona two years: it’s high time we talked about what I’m calling the “Breaditerranean diet” and its Catalan staple, pa de pages (“country bread”). This large,...

I went all the way to Portugal to eat Pastéis de Nata, and it was worth it.

OK, truth be told, this tasty treat wasn’t the ONLY reason I went to Portugal . . . but Pastéis de nata was the first thing on my list of...

Five culinary reasons to visit Uruguay

If you’re an American and you live in Argentina without some sort of extended visa, then you are accustomed to the visaron (visa run). Every 90 days, you must buy...

Eating through San Sebastian: a love note for this culinary corner

I was so overwhelmed, so intrigued, so inspired, and so impressed with the food from the Basque Country that when I arrived home after my first trip, I simply couldn’t...