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…

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…

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…

Ham and quail eggs tapas from The Book of Tapas.

One of the objectives of this whole cook-through-my-cookbook-bookcase experiment was to reconnect with cookbooks I used to use all of the time but have since…well, not abandoned, per se, but haven’t referenced as much as I’d like to. The Book of Tapas is one where I have a handful of recipes that have entered our…

A brief check-in as I prep for New Year’s Eve.

I was all ready to wax philosophical on you all on how I like to plan for parties…but I’m in the midst of party planning and can’t do that just yet. Above is a glimpse of what I’ve been up to in our kitchen, and I can’t wait to share the details with you in…