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Skankynavia: Munchin' Thru Mallorca

Tourists and tapas. Two things in this world which I am not a big fan of. Why then, would I go to Mallorca? The infamous Spanish tourist trap of an island, overrun by chubby European expats from the 1960's and forward. Cardboard hotels, hoards of purple-haired...

YH Restaurant Report: Moo (Barcelona)

Barcelona was interesting. The Gaudi architecture was totally worthwhile, and we walked around everywhere. La Boqueria smelled like ham, and was a complete tourist trap. Saffron at the market was uber-pricey. Although I would have loved to...

Ferran Adria Live!

On Friday we went to see El Bulli's one and only Ferran Adria, in conversation with Harold McGee (author of On Food and Cooking) and

What To Do On Your Last Night in Barcelona

Okay, it's our last night here in Barcelona, and while we've had some great personal advice from Kayo and some old friends who have spent some time here, I must admit that much of my research on where to eat has taken the form of Googling Chowhound. It took about...

Fridgin Out

Fridgin' Out: Marta in Madrid

Marta and I were lesbian lovers in a former life. We were probably the secret mistresses of Constantine during the glory years of Roma (he summoned for us from over the state line!), and hooked up after we had enough of him (we outed him. SCANDAL!). In this life, however,...

Mangiamo 2007: Spanish Home Cooking

Marta really is like a sister to me, and her family has always welcomed me warmly and treated me like a part of the family whenever I went to visit them in Cadiz, the south western tip of Andalucia.It was a wonderful surprise when I found out that her parents...

Mangiamo 2007!: 24 Hours in Madrid

Stopped off in Madrid for one night to see my dear friends Marta and Jose. Marta and I lived together in Padova, and she's like a sister to me.But first, let's talk airplane food. I took Iberia both back and forth from NY, and here are just some few points...

Kamaboko Eats Spain

My friend and co-worker Kamaboko recently went on a jaunt around Spain, with a detour in Paris, with her hubby Jmura. This was a very special trip-- Kamoboko was seeing an old friend in Murcia (southwest of Valencia) who she hadn't seen in over ten years, AND...