You’re heading to Spain in the summer, so you’ve probably considered an island side trip to Mallora or Ibiza. But how about a destination a little less, well, obvious? For a vacation off the beaten path, you can’t do better than the Illas Cíes, a tiny archipelago in the province of Galicia.
So, you've heard the news, right? We here at Salt & Wind are hitting the road and heading south of the border to Mexico. We're pretty much eating, drinking, and living all things Mexico. If we had it our way, we'd also be preparing with a little continuing education. Here are 10 courses we want to take before our next Mexico trip!
This sangria is is an ode to my last trip to Basque Country aka one of my all-time favorite parts of the world. Because it straddles France and Spain, it has a culture uniquely its own, yet still has feeling that's distinctly Euro. One night we headed into the beachside town of San Sebastián for tapas (more on that later) and we had such proper Sangria I simply had to make a version to share with you.
Barcelona is a powerhouse when it comes to food. From avant garde cooking to tapas, there's a bit of everything. I hadn't been there in years so I was excited to head there for #OffMenu. While there, I met up with food expert Lucy Garcia who showed me some her favorite places.
You've probably noticed that, just as much as my adventures influence my cooking, so do ingredients. And when it comes to one set of ingredients—pulses—I can't help think of how many places I've seen them. Here are a few of our favorite pulses recipes inspired by our travels.
The ultimate souvenirrecipe, this recipe is a nod to a restaurant that's not around any longer. When I first graduated from college, I moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles and into an apartment with my older sister. We'd frequent this hole-in-a-wall BYOB tapas place that channeled Spain almost as well as Vicky Christina Barcelona.
If I lived in Barcelona, becoming a regular at Entrepanes Diaz would be a life goal. Every detail at this 50s-style bar is thoughtfully executed as is their food. It's all about bocadillos (Spanish sandwiches) and I've recreated my favorite!
Between the people, food, and culture, San Sebastian is by far one of our favorite places we've ever set foot. Very much Basque but still distinctly Spanish, one of the must dos in this seaside town is a tapas crawl. You'll see foods familiar to tapas in Madrid and Barcelona and other flavors that are 100% Basque. This piquillo pepper is a variation on the tapas bars and we now make it on the regular.