Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
December 18, 2017
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Mangia Bene

Paella and La Cocina Levantina
    Cocina levantina, the cuisine of Valencia, is truly a cuisine of rice, and its most famous preparation is la paella...

 

Tapas
In Spain, an appetizer, called an entremése, is a complement to a meal while a tapa is something altogether different...

 

Fishing off Spain in Medieval Times
    In the Mediterranean when one mentions hake, one must talk about the Spanish...

 

The Food of Andalusia
    Andalusian food, as with Spanish food in general, is salty...

 

Gazpacho
    There are two Andalusias, the country-side and the seacoast--and represented by gazpacho from the country and pescados fritos (fried fish) from the sea...

 

Food and The Spanish Presidios on the North African Coast
At one time the Mediterranean looked like it might become a Muslim lake...

 

Taste of the Guignol in Barcelona
A famous ditty from Barcelona casts light on tripe in callos in a slightly different manner than one found on a restaurant menu description, for they have their own version of Sweeney Todd, the fiendish Fleet Street innkeeper who notoriously ran a cannibalís delicatessen...

 

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