Food Category Archives

The Tastes of Carnaval: Cocido, Orellas, Filloas

I was certain that after two full weeks, this year’s Carnaval had to be over. Like last year’s shenanigans, we had celebrated the first seven days with parties, botellones, lunches, costume contests. Our days off from school had ended and we were back to the usual grind. Thanks to Galicia’s infamous rain, many rescheduled parties had spilled into the second weekend, but all of that had finished. With wigs and costumes packed away for …

A Delicious Two-Year Anniversary

Today marks two years since I met my boyfriend and partner in crime, Dani, while visiting a friend in Noia, Spain. If you follow my blog then you probably read the article I posted awhile back about that night and how this small town in Galicia became my home, but if not, give it a read. As you’re most likely already aware, today is also Valentine’s Day—I know, …

A Tapa Crawl Through Santiago de Compostela

The Spanish take eating very seriously. Each town, province, and region in Spain set aside different weeks throughout the year to host food festivals and gastronomic events to show off their culinary skills. Right now, from the 12th to the 29th of November (2015), Santiago de Compostela is holding its 8th annual Santiago(é)Tapas Contest, with 55 participating bars and over 100 tapas to try. A few of my North-American friends and I decided to …

7 of the Weirdest Spanish Foods I’ve Eaten (and Love!)

The Spanish cuisine is incredibly diverse. After living in the south of Spain for a year, traveling cross country, and then moving to my current home on the northwestern coast, I still can open a carta (menu) and find dishes that I haven’t eaten. Yet. This is not from a lack of trying, quite the opposite. Over the years I adopted the habit—now a life goal—of eating something …