Posts Tagged ‘spain’

If you know me at all, you know that I’ve been longing for Spain and the food of Los Vascos (the Basque) since I returned Stateside in January.  So imagine my excitement and surprise when, soon after moving back to San Francisco, I heard of Txoko, a restaurant featuring Basque food!  Spanish Basque food!  (Usually the […]

Who can blame a girl who misses Spain for wanting some Spanish food?  P and I have been trying to recreate our own Spanish haven in San Francisco . . . to varying degrees of success.  The difficulty is finding a place with pintxos– because of health regulations, restaurants cannot have food sitting out on […]

This may seem a bit astonishing to some of your coffee addicts out there, but I managed to make it through nearly a quarter century without imbibing that morning poison that everyone else seems to be addicted to.  That’s right, coffee. The reason for my long abstinence from coffee stems from learning about taste buds […]

Apologies are in order, I believe.  I have fallen impossibly behind in my posts on Europe.  I mean, since my last entry, I have: gone to Madrid (for the umpteenth time– luckily I did not break anything this time around) to explore the Reina Sofía, and to meet some awesome attorneys (waves!) eaten authentic paella […]

I have many stories about Donostia-San Sebastián.  Many.  But, like many things that occur overseas, What happens in Rome (or, in this case, San Sebastián), stays in . . .  In this case it is especially applicable because our first trip to San Sebastián ultimately ended in heartbreak and tragedy when my camera and our […]

[Quick update:  I am back home in my little apartment in the Sarriko district of Bilbao.  The hospital, in its infinite kindness, only kept me bedridden for two nights after my surgery and finally sent me home in an ambulance.  The first time I ever ride an ambulance, and it’s in Spain . . .  […]

Greetings all! Unfortunately, my return entry into the food blogosphere is accompanied by less than happy news.   I am currently writing to you from the coziness of a hospital bed in the middle of Basque Country– Bilbao. What happened, you may ask?  Sigh.  Let me fill you in. Since the theft of my beloved DSLR […]

Flan!  Isn’t it beautiful?  Qúe delicioso! As P and I wandered Barcelona, we did not hold back.  If something looked delicious, we ate it.  This meant we were literally eating every couple steps.  Spanish food is good for the eyes, belly, and nose! The flan, above, was excellent.  But when I liked even better was […]

Bilbao is home to some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life (I have yet to be disappointed here– something that I cannot apply to all the cities I’ve been to).  But sometimes I crave something a little more . . .  homey. So when my roommate, P, and I were […]

As I mentioned in my previous post, Barcelona was having a fiesta when we arrived that weekend (celebration of Catalonia, I believe).  This means that, like every other fiesta, all stores and places worth wandering into are closed.  But, lucky for you, I have created a formula for determining whether or not a shop is […]