eat. write. smile.

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Vocab List, Pastry Edition

Now that I’m working on the Pastry station at Martin Berasategui, I’m learning a whole new set of vocabulary. This list differs completely from the previous vocab list I wrote … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sunday Evening Run in San Sebastian

For a BasqueStage, Sunday is the new Friday. Restaurante Martin Berasategui only serves lunch on Sundays, so I took advantage of my evening off to go for a run in … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Today at Martin Berasategui, I learned how to make pepitas garrapiñadas, candied pumpkin seeds. The pepitaswill be the crunchy garnish on a chocolate mousse dessert, providing both a textural and a … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two Months In…

I’ve been working at Martin Berasategui for two months now as part of the BasqueStage. It’s been a significant adjustment from kitchens I’ve worked in the past. I want to … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Family Meal @Berasategui

One of the hottest cookbooks of this past holiday season was Ferran Adria’s The Family Meal, a collection of staff meals at El Bulli. The book’s success indicates that people … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a 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