The Spanish Table comes to SF!

I recently had the opportunity to meet the very knowledgeable and welcoming Tanya Booth, co-owner of The Spanish Table. She and her husband, Andy Booth, are realizing a long-time dream: to open up a San Francisco location for their store, bringing the flavors of Spain and Portugal to The City. I live really close to the new shop, andContinue reading “The Spanish Table comes to SF!”

Celebrating, Oaxaca Style

Over the Thanksgiving break my husband and I went to Oaxaca to attend a close friend’s wedding. The city was as colorful and lively as always – bright paint colors everywhere you look, the sound of bandas playing in the distance, and markets to fill your senses for days. Here are a few photos fromContinue reading “Celebrating, Oaxaca Style”

Paella Mixta

  This past weekend my husband made a delicious paella mixta, complete with chorizo, chicken, shrimp, and even oysters from Bodega Bay Oyster Company. This was an all-day affair, which is to be expected, given the prep and the research he wanted to do about the best methods for making paella. He decided to cook it onContinue reading “Paella Mixta”

Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California

This is a special post, because it is a collaboration with the wonderful blog The Piri-Piri Lexicon. For blog owner Annabel’s feature called “Show me your neighborhood around the world,” I’m going to take you on a mini trip to Berkeley, California – my hometown. For this post, I have to share a minimum of six pictures of typical scenesContinue reading “Around My Neighborhood: Berkeley, California”

A Love Letter to Oaxaca

Most of us have a place, somewhere in the world, that so entices us and draws us in that we return to it in our mind over and over again. For you, it may be a beach on a faraway island. It could be your hometown. It could be a city you lived in orContinue reading “A Love Letter to Oaxaca”

Gastronomía: Iberia in the Kitchen

These days many of us who live in cities around the world have seen a plethora of Spanish-inspired restaurants pop up. Tapas bars, manchego cheese plates, and tempranillo have been gracing our neighborhoods and local menus for quite some time now. Here in San Francisco,  several fresh and new additions to our Spanish food optionsContinue reading “Gastronomía: Iberia in the Kitchen”