Two restaurants in Barcelona that deserve praise for their fantastic seafood are El Caballito Blanco and Botafumeiro.
El Caballito Blanco
Though the food at El Caballito Blanco was outstanding, but I almost didn’t eat there. Upon entering, I hesitated. The generic stock-art on the faux wood paneled walls and harsh fluorescent lighting did not make for the [...]
Perhaps… A few years ago Mark Bittman claimed to have eaten the best sandwich ever off La Rambla in Barcelona. Naturally, I made it a point to stop by this easily overlooked cafe just past La Boqueria.
I found an open stool around the counter and ordered my lunch, a flauta d’iberico d.o. jabugo and a [...]
My first night in Barcelona I had to get my hands on some pintxos (or pinchos if you prefer Spanish). These are essentially a style of Basque tapas served on bread. Most bars that serve pintxos have plates lined up along the counter with small toasts topped with a dizzying array of flavorful treats. Many [...]
Don’t let the title of this post fool you, this was the best paella I have ever eaten. The adjective ‘transcendent’ comes to mind. It was so good it shattered all my hopes to replicate it at home.
A few weeks ago, I had glorious plans that upon my return from Valencia I would wow my [...]
Wandering around Nantes at 11:00PM on Sunday looking for dinner was not the best idea. I had originally intended to go to La Creperie Jaune for a few crepes, but it was closing for the night. Along with nearly every other restaurant.
After being tipped off to this one place that might still be serving, le [...]
I don’t know where I got the first idea to roll an omelette instead of just folding it, but I’m pretty sure it’s been done before. I like to pretend I’m the first person to discover it as this was just something I lazily figured out Sunday morning as I was cooking some eggs.
My original [...]
Ravioli definitely falls under the “why make when you can buy” for most people. I’m not most people, I have a habit of doing the opposite and making everything. Truth be told, making ravioli never crossed my mind until recently. It’s easy enough to go the store and get a can from the chef, or [...]
I know this video has been around for a while, but I haven’t remembered to post it until now. It still is fascinating to watch. I can watch well done stop motion for hours. Check out more videos at eatpes.com.