Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers

I’m very happy to share this second feature of Mi Camino al español/My Spanish Journey! Mi Camino al español is a series in which I profile individuals who have learned Spanish as a second (or third…or fourth…) language. Read about why these inspiring people decided to learn Spanish, how they became fluent, and the ways they maintain a connection with the SpanishContinue reading “Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers”

Mi camino al español: Malika Omawale

Welcome to the first installment of Mi Camino al español/My Spanish Journey! Mi Camino al español will be a series in which I profile individuals who have learned Spanish as a second (or third…or fourth…) language. Read about why these inspiring people decided to learn Spanish, how they became fluent, and the ways they maintain a connection with the Spanish language andContinue reading “Mi camino al español: Malika Omawale”

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!”

Autumn Reading List

The weather is cooler and the nights are longer, so it’s time to muse about books to read this fall and winter. Here are three books that I plan to read in the coming months… Daniel Alarcón: At Night We Walk in Circles – Daniel Alarcón is a prizewinning novelist with family roots in Peru. HeContinue reading “Autumn Reading List”

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”

A Leer: Books for 2015

¡Feliz año nuevo! This post is all about books I hope to check out in 2015, and particularly books related to the experiences of individuals in Spain and Latin America…. 1. To begin, Jardín, written by Chilean author Pablo Simonetti, tells the story of three siblings’ difficult decision to move their mother out of the family homeContinue reading “A Leer: Books for 2015”