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The Flavors of Istanbul

Let me preface by saying that Istanbul is a food lover’s dream.  Who would of thought? France, Spain, and Italy are what immediately pop into my head when asked where I’ve experienced the best food while traveling. Well, Turkey tops them all. What a bold statement, I know. Before boarding a red-eye flight to Istanbul [...]

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Introducing…Pincho of the Week-El Champi

So Spain has always been famous for its nightlife and going-out, very social culture. It is relatively easy to stay out til the sun comes up on the weekends, hanging out with friends in bars and dancing the night away. Don’t get me wrong, this is something I love about Spain, and it is an [...]

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NYC Eats

If there is one city in the world that has literally everything you could want to eat, it has to be New York City. When I am in the greatest city in the world, I feel like I have to walk two feet before I run into a different restaurant, bar or cafe. It seems [...]

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Doner Kebab: Europe’s Big Mac

Ok so every so often I get a craving for greasy, bad fast food. I can’t help it. It’s my inner obese American coming out, and I am trapped in a country of skinny waifs who can’t understand my desire for a nice good cheeseburger! In short, Spain isn’t known for their fast food. There [...]

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Beef Empanada Recipe

So a few weeks ago I found a new (awesome!) grocery store near my apartment in Córdoba. I live in the old part of the city, so there aren’t that many big stores near me; I had been making do with the small local stores, which are nice but not that great if you need [...]

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salmorejo recipe

Salmorejo recipe

My first attempt at salmorejo! I think it came out pretty good! So I just made salmorejo for the first time, and it ultimately was a success! Salmorejo is a very traditional dish from Córdoba in Andalucía in southern Spain where I live. It is a cold cream-like soup made from tomatoes, bread, olive oil, [...]

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Eating out in Spain

My friend Marie and me enjoying a long lunch in Toledo in 2009 (paella of course!) So in an attempt to continue blogging about cultural differences between the US and Spain, I figured I would go ahead and write about something pretty basic: eating out! Spain has a very big café/restaurant/bar culture. In fact, most [...]

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