Tag Archive: gastronomy

City Portrait: Vitoria-Gasteiz

The Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz is often overshadowed by the other more prominent Basque cities, but don’t let this turn you away. This city of a quarter of a million people has a lot to offer, like the best preserved medieval center of all the Basque cities, impressive renaissance architecture, leafy tree-lined streets and boulevards, […]

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Churros y chocolate: warming up the winter in Spain

The traditional Spanish treat of ‘churros y chocolate’ is the perfect way to warm up during the cold winter months. Churros are similar to a fried doughnut, but long and thin and dusted in sugar – with an addictively crunchy and chewy texture. They are very popular and abundantly available, sold on the street in […]

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Gastrofestival: A delicious time to visit Madrid

Madrid is a one of the great cities of the world, with a wealth of museums, shopping, nightlife, parks and restaurants. Visitors who brave the cold of January and February are also in for a special treat. No, it’s much more than churros y chocolate (which are worth a visit alone) – it’s the Madrid […]

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World Tapas Day – a taste of Spain

Spain is famous for many things, and tapas are among the most delightful. It’s not just the diversity of this miniature cuisine, but also the culture of going de tapeo – wandering from bar to bar on a balmy night with friends and family, and enjoying drinks, great conversation, and of course lots of tapas, […]

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The flavor of autumn: wild mushrooms in northern Spain

To many people autumn conjures images of flame colored trees and grinning jack-o-lanterns, but in Spain the season has another meaning that is much more delicious: wild mushrooms. In fact, these autumn offerings are so delectable, that they are giving rise to a new touristic niche, known as mycotourism. More than mushrooms Mycotourism is a […]

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Haute cuisine: Spain’s Michelin star restaurants

Food in Spain has always been celebrated for its diverse combinations of high quality ingredients, but recent years have seen Spanish cuisine evolve from traditional to utterly artistic. Dishes become masterpieces to delight the senses, and chefs like Adrià, Ruscalleda, Santamaría, and Roca have placed Spain at the forefront of international haute cuisine. With 185 […]

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Calçotadas in Catalonia: Warm up with a winter tradition

The Catalonian countryside has so much to offer visitors: everything from rolling green hills, to snow-capped mountain peaks, to seemingly endless vineyards waving in the breeze. Charming masias (rural homes built of stone that often date back centuries) dot the landscapes and, in the winter, billows of fragrant smoke escape from the chimneys. They look […]

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