Yeah, yeah, I know. My Spanish friends have already threatened to disown me for calling it "Paella." But that's what you get when you combine the Beaujolais harvest in France with the best-you-can-do-with-what-you've-got paella made outside of Spain. But I'm getting ahead of myself. We made our trek to Spain at the very beginning of [...]
A new kind of New Year's Resolution -- a Cooking Challenge! Whether you want to learn new recipes, get better at faster cooking techniques, or eat healthier, this is a great way to kick off 2019. Get more details or sign up HERE.
Have you heard about Cook90? I stumbled across it a a few months ago, and thought -- now THERE'S a New Year's Resolution worth doing! David Tamarkin, editor of Epicurious magazine, came up with the great idea in 2015 to start off 2016 by giving his home cooking skills a shot in the arm. He [...]
We're off to Spain soon, and can't wait! We'll be in beautiful Dénia from mid September until mid November. If you've got a trip planned to Spain, contact us about our private / custom cooking classes in Spain! If you're not already on our mailing list, you may want to do that now, so you [...]
I heard an ad on the radio this morning, proclaiming; "Americans can't sit still!" Wait, what? We're actually proud of the fact that we're over-committed and running from dawn til dusk (or later)? I dunno about you, but after my initial jolt of pride, my practical side kicks in and screams... "ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING [...]
For more years than I care to count, I've had fantasies of a gorgeous stone oven, as the centerpiece of my future European-style outdoor kitchen. You know, those big brick jobs that make your house pale in comparison? Well, I started pricing out a "real people" version many years ago, and knew that even that [...]
I wrote the article. I even sketched up a Stingy Goat cartoon (seriously!). And then I landed in Spain... And all my agitation with people and situations I'd had to deal with recently just evaporated. It's hard to be pissy when you're eating incredible food and drinking amazing wine with fabulous friends. So this post [...]
Time to soak up a little more Spain! Join us virtually -- or come for a Spanish cooking class in Dénia!
Swine 'n Dine. That's what we called our cooking club. There were 4 couples, and at least one person in each couple loved to cook, so we had some pretty spectacular meals. I still remember the shark empanadas that our Venezuelan friend, Oscar prepared. Swine 'n Dine faded away for various reasons, but we've missed [...]