Morris – a must visit for ‘seafoodies’

By Fabiolla Loureiro – www.fabiollaloureiro.com Ah Madrid! One of Europe’s best gastronomy capitals. Travel within the villages of Spain and you will find that each has its own speciality. Travel to Madrid and you will find all flavours from Spain. In Madrid, eating is important. It’s one of life’s premium pleasures. Meaning, a social event…

Seafood in Salento

Where the Adriatic and Ionian Sea meet and kiss, you’ll find some of the most fresh seafood in Europe. In the turquoise waters of Salento, off shore from Maldive-like, white beaches or craggy cliffs, an abundance of fish, clams, crabs, squids and all kinds of shellfish are caught fresh in the morning only to arrive…

Hunt for the White Truffle of San Miniato

In the rustic hinterland of San Miniato in Tuscany, oak trees, willows and hazels cultivate among their roots the finest mushroom that can be found: The White Truffle of San Miniato. In latin known as Tuber Magnatum Pico, this much-coveted “diamond of the kitchen” is one of the most expensive truffles in the world. A chilly November morning we…

Cook like an Italian

If you’re like me, pasta is something you boil into an edible state from its natural, dry state. But perhaps, when tossing the plastic-wrapped spaghetti into your cart in the grey gleam of the supermarket strip light, you have daydreamed about another possibility. To stand around a wooden table, music in the background, laughing among…

The Art of Pintxos

From Donostia (Basque for San Sebastián) to Iruña (Basque for Pamplona), in every posh bar or local tavern, they’re lined up in the bar. Some more lavishly decorated than others, but all with the same purpose: to satisfy the small or big appetite. Maybe even in a happy marriage with some local wine. Pintxos! Related to…

Pay per toothpick in Barcelona

We stayed in Barcelona last August and especially enjoyed the old shadowy Gothic quarter. After walking around for hours, with a sore neck from gaping at the architecture, the churches and the attractions, we needed a break. We found the perfect spot at Sagardi in Carrer del Argenteria, on the way to the church featured in the historical…