Tag Archive: gastronomy

Mar 20

Barcelona Take-Homes: Tasty Treats

Take-Homes is a series of posts from each destination in which I recommend mementos to buy. My suggestions, and my own purchase choices, are based on sustainable travel criteria: they must be things that are authentically local, that are traditionally made by locals, or things locally produced that are used on an everyday basis by …

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Mar 11

The Dish: Rabo de Toro or Oxtail Stew

Over the past couple of years I’ve developed a culinary fascination with what different cultures do with cheap cuts of meat. The stewing, the braising, and the simple slow-cooking of often tough, sinewy, or bony meats that people originally ate out of financial necessity has been intriguing me. Many of these dishes have risen above …

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Mar 10

Tripe and Trotters, Hairdryers and Handguns – Jerez Market

If the way to a culture’s heart is through its stomach, then the people of Jerez, whose market feeds them some of the finest produce on earth, must be the happiest people in Spain, if not the world. And they do seem to be a jolly and friendly lot. Our first morning in the city, …

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Feb 26

Senses Working Overtime: Marrakech’s Magical Amusement Park

The main square of Marrakech, the Djemaa Al Fna, or ‘la place’, magically manages to simultaneously be the city’s major tourist attraction and the local’s nightly amusement park. An evening spent here is an addictive assault on the senses, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself returning night after night for more. Local entertainments, …

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Feb 20

Date Night: Dar Yacout Restaurant

Restaurant Dar Yacout in Marrakech is one of the most romantic and most enchanting in a city that has myriad charming restaurants.

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