Category Archives: Europe

Donuts aren’t meant to be enjoyed before brandy and cigars, they’re not meant to be placed on a specialized plate, or eaten with a certain fork just so.  Donuts are…well…they’re fried dough, and even though they’ve been having a b...

Gazpacho

  While driving the other day, my daughter and I pulled into a roadside farm stand. There was the sweetest and most adorable older woman proudly arranging her tomatoes. For every basket my eyes landed on, she’d say, “Go ahead...

PATATAS BRAVAS

Four more days left in Barcelona. Sigh… Here’s one last “tapas” recipe we want to share with you before we leave: “Patatas Bravas”. Again, super simple, flavorful and satisfying. Another great thing about it? You can take the basi...

SEAFOOD PAELLA

Arroz a la Marinera—Valencia This is the dramatic seafood paella that looks stunning, with crustaceans and shellfish. You can vary the quantities of seafood and also use crab, crayfish, or lobster (boil them separately). Andresito...