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Category Archives: Quick Pic

Edible Flowers, Beautiful Colors

From my little corner on the Pasteleria station, I have a great view of the plate-up table in Primeros. This is a shot of the preparation for the Ensalada Tibia– … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Writing in Chocolate

This week I changed stations from Pescados to Pasteleria. After two months on the fish station, I felt like it was time to move to a new environment in the … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spotted roadside in Catalunya…

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick Pic: How to Porron Like a Pro

This weekend I learned that sometimes you just gotta go for it. Presented with a porron, a glass wine carafe with an elongated spout for laser-beam pours, I nervously had … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Preview: Calçotada in Altafulla

This past weekend, the BasqueStage crew hit the road for what I’ve been calling Spring Break Spain 2K12. We road-tripped from the Pais Vasco to Catalunya for a calçotada, a … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Straight prepping @Berasategui

Left: Abel from the Meat station makes spheres of Brie Cheese. Right: Eric from the Fish station makes a Mushroom-Cream sauce. Don’t worry, I’ll publish those two recipes in my … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Quick Pic: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Today Elisha and I took the train into France to see the Pays Basque beach city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Since it’s February and freezing cold, we were mostly alone on the … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quick Pic: It Snowed Today

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick Pic: Playing with Fire

You may  have heard of Nose to Tail Eating, an economical approach to cooking in which every piece of the animal is used in some way. Guanciale, belly, trotters…these items … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a 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