We were both in Madrid when I first saw you I close my eyes and the flashback starts I’m sitting there On a veranda in summer air See the people, the tables, and all the pintxos See you stand out among the spread And I say, “Prendo tener” Little did I care That you were Tortilla Española, the one I heard about And my stomach … Continue reading A Love Story (a la Taylor Swift)
In the year or so that I’ve been writing on this blog, I’ve focused primarily on food and the food cultures through my travels. And while I have plenty more to stay about the food in Spain, before we leave the Asturias region there’s an experience that deserves its own post: sidra (or cider). I’m not a huge cider drinker. After coming to terms with … Continue reading Salud!
I’m not a heat person. Don’t get me wrong – I like when the weather is warm enough that we can start spending time outdoors. But the oppressive summer heat that we can experience in Philadelphia is too much for me – unless I have access to a water source for some relief (cough, the ocean, cough). In late June, I was fortunate enough to … Continue reading In need of vitamin sea
I have mixed feelings whenever I’m back in D.C. After living there for 8 years, it is a second home to me. But after visiting this past May, it’s clear that the D.C. which I came to know and love has changed a lot. Restaurants have come and gone, neighborhoods have become more gentrified, and there’s a difference in the makeup of the city. In … Continue reading Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.