Posts Tagged ‘Spanish food’

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 […]

One of the drinks that anyone who visits the Basque Country must try is  txakoli. Pronounced cha-kho-lee, this pale wine is actually a type of sidra, or cider.  The flavor can vary from very sweet, almost soda-like, to much more brut, with almost a hint of bitterness.  Some people love it, and others . . […]

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 . . .  […]

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 […]

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 […]

I FOUND OBAMA!  In SPAIN! Ok, let me explain.  While wandering around Barcelona looking for some bars or tapas places to go to, we stumbled upon this gem. We asked the guy why it said “British Africa” under the name “Obama” because Obama is neither British nor African.  Weird.  But no complaints!

Where to start?  I’m finally in Spain, and I have had a grand total of ONE entry since arriving.  I could blame it on the lack of internet in my apartment (which, as of today, has finally been remedied!).  Or I could blame it on the Spanish mentality to take it easy and that anything […]

Dearest friends, Kaixo! (Pronounced kai-so, this means “Hello” in the local Basque language)  I am currently enjoying the extremely beautiful country of Spain.  And by enjoying, I mean I am eating copious amounts of Spanish pork and ham, bread, as well as drinking goblet after goblet of delicious wine.  For cheap, too.  A filling meal […]