Guess who is living in the 2012 Gastronomic Capital of Spain? (capital española de la gastronomía) That’s right, this girl! Luckily I grew up in a family of pretentious wine snobs and professional chefs, and I know what that actually means. Gastronomy, culinary, cooking, yummmmmm. It all comes down to one easy, simple concept: food. [...]
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This week’s pincho of the week is the infamous patatas bravas. Now I wish that I could claim that patatas bravas are native to La Rioja or are a typical tapa here, but I can’t. If anything, patatas bravas are probably the most famous tapa in Spain, along with tortilla de patata (man, Spain does [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
So the traditional Spanish breakfast is usually a very light meal. Spain keeps it simple when it comes to breakfast foods. No potatoes or eggs or bacon. Nothing hot. Just easy and quick. Lunch is the big meal of the day and you gotta save room! Here in warm sunny Andalucía in the south people [...]
So one of my blogging goals is to include recipes of traditional food from around the world. For my first entry I figured I would go with the easiest, most common dish in Spain-tortilla de patata. Now a tortilla de patata is known as a Spanish potato omelette, and you can find in almost any [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 8 years and 25 countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. Nowadays I call Logroño, Spain my home, where I split my time between teaching English, writing and traveling. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world.
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