Herb-Marinated Olives

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable–but no more troublesome. Of course, no one else needs to know that last part…

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Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

Some consider this Catalan classic to be the great Spanish acquisition, considering how it’s so very versatile, vegetarian, and vegan.

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Casa Batllo Rooftop

Bellying Up to Barcelona

For his 50th (gulp!) birthday, David visited some of Barcelona’s best restaurants, including Comerç 24, Fishhh!, Taktika Berri, Els Pescadors, Restaurant Moo, and Fragata.

tinto-verano

Tinto de Verano

The unofficial Spanish summer sipper. Just as much a classic as that other wine-based libation from Spain, Tinto de Verano is the cocktail the Spanish keep all to themselves.

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  • 3
Octopus with Paprika Recipe

Octopus with Paprika

Octopus with paprika, AKA pulpo a la Gallega, is pretty much ubiquitous at bars and restaurants in Spain. There’s a reason for that. See for yourself.

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Migas Recipe

Migas

Migas is at its heart leftover bread mixed with pork—chorizo and pork belly—garlic, paprika, and drippings. A Spanish staple, they’re a perfect quick bite.

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Salami-Cheese Tapa Recipe

Salami and Cheese Tapa | Tapa de Salami y Queso

Simple, simple, simple. Salami, Manchego, and chewy, crusty country bread.

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David

Where You Going? Barcelona? Oh.

David recounts the misery of a lunatic cab driver, a broken down train, a snarky airline rep, and the joy of traveling coach on his way to Barcelona.

Sardines

Timeless Sardines

A far cry from their tinned cousins, European sardines are at their plumpest perfection in June. Writer Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco explains it all for you.

Ruby Sangria

Ruby Sangria

The official Spanish summer sipper. And, for those who don’t care for sodden, wimped-out fruit mush, a nifty little party trick at no extra charge.

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  • 10 M
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  • 8
Spanish Cod Fritters by

Spanish Cod Fritters

To his surprise, and horror, some of the best salt cod fritters David Leite ever ate weren’t Portuguese, but Spanish. Light, crunchy, and perfectly balanced.

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  • 45 M
  • 13 H, 15 M
  • 39
Catalan Cream Custard Recipe

Catalan Custard | Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk and cream, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

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  • 35 M
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