Gastronomika…

So this whole event was one incredible spectacle for me.  The food, the chefs, the venue, everything about it had me in awe like a kid at a candy store.  I want to share as much as I can with everyone, though that will be a bit crazy in just one post.  So im going…

Gastronomika!

This is just a quick preview of much more to come of the marvel that is Gastronomika. Whats a Gastronomika you ask?  Well the recipe is simple.  Take one beautiful venue on the san sebastian beach, fill it with the best chefs in Spain, add the already incredible food vendors of spanish food, pour in…

Lost in translation

Ever talk to someone in another language that you yourself can barely speak?  You know you’re butchering it and end up playing a game of charades just to try to get a few phrases across.  Being in another country causes so many things to get misinterpreted. Language is an obvious one, though because we come…

Hongos!

They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, grow in the dirt and some can kill you but boy is it worth it. Mushrooms, I swear Basque country has got some of the best.  You can see this is a mushroom loving area when you can walk into any little corner store and find…

txakoli!

So Spain has incredible food, that goes without saying.   To no surprise theyre pretty good at making wine here as well.  When you want a beautiful bold red, you go to Rioja.  When you want something slightly sparking with your pintxos theres nothing better than a tall pour of txakoli.  Its refreshing, acidic, dry and…

Farewells and foundations

Being a cook, in any restaurant, often dictates a certain lifestyle. Cooks are rough neck, pirate, crazy people captivated to their craft.  Working in a restaurant together you’re locked in a basement of passionate like minded people learning and growing side by side. You’re caught in “the suck” and wouldn’t have it any other way….

Fall Food

One thing that Europe has always been known for is their greater respect for their product. Each area has their distinct product that they are known for and everyone from that area will go to the grave saying their product is the best. I know a Spaniard who refuse to eat any jamon thats not…