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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Quick pic: Scenic Towns and Snowy Hilltops

On days when we don’t work at Martin Berasategui, Elisha and I have the chance to explore the Pais Vasco with our friends from BasqueStage. On our way to the … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Spanish-English Kitchen Vocab List

I’m into my second full week of the BasqueStage at Martin Berasategui. It’s been a steep learning curve, as starting in a new kitchen often is. Even though I speak … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quick Pics: Week Two

Week two of the BasqueStage at Martin Berasategui has come and gone.   Here are a couple shots of this week, ranging from behind-the-scenes TV production to porcelain mise en place. I hope … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

New digs, same deal

Still getting moved into my new blogging home. Thanks for reading!  

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick Pic: Salmonete

, It’s the second week of the BasqueStage, and I’m trying to keep my head above water at Martin Berasategui. I’m currently working on the partida de pescado, the fish … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Quick Pic: Pintxos to share

Pintxos (PEEN-chos) are Basque bar bites, small portions of food to grab with txakoli (a slightly bubbly white wine made here in the Pais Vasco) or a beer for a … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Martin Berasategui: First Impressions

I’ve just finished a Sunday lunch shift at MB, preceeded bylunch and dinner shifts on Saturday. Since the restaurant is closed on Mondaysand Tuesdays, I find myself with some time … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quick Pic: Here we go!

Tomorrow will be my first day at Restaurante Martin Berasategui. After stopping by the kitchen to talk to the chef de cuisine and a few chefs de partie, I snapped … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick Pic: The hills are alive…

…with sheep! I went for a run yesterday, and I had to snap some quick shots of these sheep on the green hills of Gipuzkoa.

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

First couple days in Pais Vasco

On Monte Urgull looking west, above Isla Santa Clara I’ve been in the Pais Vasco for two days now, and I’m lucky enough to have this week off to get … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 1 Comment