Air fryer Catalonian-style chicken wings with allioli.

Even though it’s been nearly seven years(!) since we last were in Caldes d’Estrac and eating at El Taller, I still think about their signature roasted meats served with a ramekin of allioli made completely from scratch. (By that I mean they made the emulsion only using some garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil…

Garganelli Aromàtiques, as interpreted from La Pasta Per Als Catalans.

A small part of my cookbook collection comprises books that I’ve gotten while traveling abroad; this started with our honeymoon in Piemonte nearly 12 years ago and has since grown to include several cookbooks on Catalan and Basque cooking. Our most recent trip in 2018 yielded my largest haul in that I got all of…

La cuina de Catalunya: a dinner at Dos Pebrots.

Our first day in Barcelona was pretty great; the flight over was relatively painless and we were able to get our bags fairly quickly after clearing customs. (I’d also like to mention that they actually stamp your passport with your visa here, which is not as common as it once was.) We were out and…

Imatges/ Irudiak de Espanya/ Espainiako, a beginning of sorts.

Prior to last week, it had been four years since I’ve been in Spain, or really traveled abroad anywhere; I’m not sure what happened, except that in 2016 we just never got around to putting something together and life simply got int the way the other times. Since this October marks our tenth anniversary, we…