Less isn’t always more, but sometimes it’s what you need to wholly disconnect from city life. And that’s what Mundaka, port town a half hour from Bilbao on the northern coast of Spain, offers – a small beach, a few … Continue reading Mundaka
Para ser universal, hay que ser local. Joan Miró When I arrived at the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) in Donostia (San Sebastián) on Monday, I felt like I was penetrating a Bond-movie clandestine lair. First, a little background. On Mondays, … Continue reading Basque Culinary Center – Donostia
In full concentration mode, I placed a dozen thumbnail-size quail eggs into a metal mesh strainer and then attempted to lower the strainer into a deep pot of boiling water. I recoiled slightly, as the steam instantly singed the hair … Continue reading Bilbao
Crossing the marshlands in the first bluish light, New York in the distance looked like a foreign city, someplace where you could live and be happy. James Salter, All That Is This post is not so much about going somewhere … Continue reading So long, Brooklyn!
The Medina of Marrakech is hot and dazzling and chaos. Pure chaos. A visitor to the Souk, a maze of a marketplace in the Medina, where roofs of dried bamboo block the impetuous sun, quickly learns to be constantly vigilant … Continue reading Marrakech