Chicken wings with garlic and sherry, Spanish-style.

A very silly problem in the life of a food blogger is that in your quest to try lots of food, you end up neglecting favorite recipes until you make them randomly and then berate yourself for not making them sooner. Having arrived home after a little jaunt a few weeks ago, I was on…

Pimentón tagliolini with mushrooms, sausage, and ham, migas-style.

Last summer, while flipping through Mastering Pasta for the umpteenth time looking for inspiration for weekend dinners, I turned to a dish where Marc Vetri had paired paprika-flavored pasta with very traditional Spanish ingredients including octopus, Marcona almonds, and an Iberian ham broth. If I liked octopus more I would have made it directly, but…

And now: a note on Anthony Bourdain.

Llueve en el canal La corriente enseña el camino Hacia el mar Todos duermen ya   Dejarse llevar suena demasiado bien Jugar al azar Nunca saber dónde puedes terminar O empazar –Vetusta Morla, “Copenhague” The Sunday morning we were in San Sebastian dawned grey and cloudy, but not rainy, and while I missed the brilliant…