review: the mill…

Where does one have lunch before dinner at elBulli? My friends and I agreed that a more traditional, Catalan meal would be proper. So, from Girona, we sped off into the hills in search of el Moli, whose name had been dropped by friends of friends of friends. That seems to be the only reliable […]

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review: the mill…

Where does one have lunch before dinner at elBulli? My friends and I agreed that a more traditional, Catalan meal would be proper. So, from Girona, we sped off into the hills in search of el Moli, whose name had been dropped by friends of friends of friends. That seems to be the only reliable […]

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review: crave…

By the time I landed in Barcelona at 11 a.m., I had already set foot in three countries that morning. I hadn’t slept a wink and was still working off the excesses from the night before. But, having just spent a week above the glacial line, I perked up to the balmy breeze on the […]

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review: crave…

By the time I landed in Barcelona at 11 a.m., I had already set foot in three countries that morning. I hadn’t slept a wink and was still working off the excesses from the night before. But, having just spent a week above the glacial line, I perked up to the balmy breeze on the […]

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review: fugue…

John Shields, the chef of Town House, was unnaturally familiar with the forty-two dishes that were recently set down before us at el bulli. Having tried unsuccessfully for years to get a reservation at the restaurant, he had spent a considerable amount of time reading about and canvassing the internet for pictures of Ferran Adria’s […]

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review: fugue…

John Shields, the chef of Town House, was unnaturally familiar with the forty-two dishes that were recently set down before us at el bulli. Having tried unsuccessfully for years to get a reservation at the restaurant, he had spent a considerable amount of time reading about and canvassing the internet for pictures of Ferran Adria’s […]

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photo of the week 31: portrait of a master…

I’m back on U.S. soil after three exciting weeks in Europe.  I’ll be posting about my meals and events in the coming days, but first, I want to recover a few tardy “photos of the week.” Here’s the first of a few:

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photo of the week 31: portrait of a master…

I’m back on U.S. soil after three exciting weeks in Europe.  I’ll be posting about my meals and events in the coming days, but first, I want to recover a few tardy “photos of the week.” Here’s the first of a few:

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photo of the week 2: the church of mushroom…

Since España won the World Cup this week, I dove into my Spanish collection for inspiration. In 2005, I was a student of the world, traveling extensively and eating my way gluttonously through Europe. How could I not stop in Barcelona? A hajj to the tapas Mecca seemed not only prudent, but necessary. I never […]

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photo of the week 2: the church of mushroom…

Since España won the World Cup this week, I dove into my Spanish collection for inspiration. In 2005, I was a student of the world, traveling extensively and eating my way gluttonously through Europe. How could I not stop in Barcelona? A hajj to the tapas Mecca seemed not only prudent, but necessary. I never […]

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