Spanish Gazpacho

Spanish Gazpacho

Puree tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, bread, vinegar, garlic, and olive oil until smooth, toss in the fridge until mind-numbingly cold, then slurp and sigh.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 1
Black bowl of green gazpacho, with two ice cubes, drizzle of olive oil

Green Gazpacho

Though this cool, creamy, don’t-turn-on-the-stove soup is hardly penance, it certainly makes amends for all those burgers and brats. Summer detox, anyone?

  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Artichoke Halves with Ground Meat

Artichoke Halves Stuffed with Beef

These little jewels are stuffed with ground meat, layered into a skillet, and seared. Then artichokes are simmered in a tart tomato sauce until tender. Restraint, please.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Sauteed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 30
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.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

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

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 19
Wooden bowl of octopus with paprika, bowl of paprika, cruet of olive oil

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.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Migas

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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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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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.

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.