San Sebastián, A Flourishing Culinary City

San Sebastián, A Flourishing Culinary City

San Sebastián’s nearly two hundred thousand inhabitants living by the beautiful La Concha beach might be biased in thinking of their flourishing culinary city as the food capital of the world.  But the Basque Country does have the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita on earth.  And its stunning scenery is treasured by the ancient people Continue reading San Sebastián, A Flourishing Culinary City

Basque Country – UK, Flights Twice a Day

Basque Country – UK, Flights Twice a Day

Good news for those visiting the Basque Country from the UK–from the 29th of March 2015, British Airways will fly twice a day out of London Heathrow Terminal 1 into Bilbao, and word has it that Vueling will also be increasing their London Gatwick flights to Bilbao. Once you arrive at Bilbao Airport (Loiu), there are buses into Continue reading Basque Country – UK, Flights Twice a Day

Press Release: SSF BREAKS GROUND ON COOKING SCHOOL & CULINARY CENTRE

Press Release: SSF BREAKS GROUND ON COOKING SCHOOL & CULINARY CENTRE

State-of-the-Art San Sebastián Food – Beronia Cooking School Opens Doors for Classes and Tastings for Spring 2015 San Sebastián, Spain | December 3, 2014 — In 2015, San Sebastian Food opens a brand new cooking school within Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel and one of Spain´s grandest hotels. The SSF Beronia Cooking School Continue reading Press Release: SSF BREAKS GROUND ON COOKING SCHOOL & CULINARY CENTRE

Beronia Wines

Beronia Wines

Beronia Wines in collaboration with San Sebastián Food offer a delicious collection of award-winning wines. Matías Calleja from their winery highlights their unique touch, saying, “We combine leading-edge technology with traditional wine making methods.” I appreciate the detailed descriptions of the products and food-pairing suggestions from the website. Here is a glimpse of their “Rosado”: Continue reading Beronia Wines

Jaime of Aroa Farms

Jaime of Aroa Farms

The Basque Country has the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita on earth.  And its stunning scenery is treasured by the ancient people who have traditionally lived in baserri farm houses, pulling the best tomatoes, lettuces and peppers out of this hilly land for centuries, possibly millennia.  At world-famous Aroa Farms, in the beautiful fishing village of Continue reading Jaime of Aroa Farms

The Art of Ice Cream

The Art of Ice Cream

Carlos Arribas was the master ice cream artisan who taught my friend Fernando Alberdi the art of creamy deliciousness.  Using the techniques of gelato maestros, Alberdi’s small but inviting shop in Getaria’s main street offers an enticing list of flavours, including Ferrero Rocher, Pink Panther, and dulce de leche.  A photo of their mouth-watering mango flavour above. Fernando Continue reading The Art of Ice Cream

Six Reasons to Never Leave the Basque Country

Six Reasons to Never Leave the Basque Country

The People. Generous to a fault, the Basque people are always welcoming, and their strength and integrity becomes them. They are a resilient people despite a turbulent past, and their group way of life starts from babies in prams out to see the town to the tightly-knit kuadrilas of friends that are as loyal and Continue reading Six Reasons to Never Leave the Basque Country

Billecart-Salmon of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France

Billecart-Salmon of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France

At San Sebastián Food someone is always popping open a fresh bottle in the Gourmet Shop. If you’re staying in San Sebastián-Donostia be sure to drop in and meet the friendly staff and check out the wines on offer such as one from “Billecart-Salmon” from Mareuil-sur-Ay, France. The family-owned Champagne house’s Brut Reserve is a Continue reading Billecart-Salmon of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France