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Tag Archives: Elisha Ben Haim

Transition back after the BasqueStage…

After living the first half of 2012 in Pais Vasco, I have returned to California.  I came home with excitement, ready to start in earnest my cooking career. I left … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Next time you feel like walking twenty-two kilometers, I have just the trail for you. It runs from Donostia to nearby surf-spot Zarautz, and the views are out of this … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up at Aroa

Time flies when you’re harvesting peas, right? This maxim- and the classic …when you’re having fun- applies to our most recent and final apprenticeship at Aroa farm. Elisha  and I … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lights, Camera, Action!

One of the cool things about being a BasqueStage Scholar is the opportunity to film videos and recipe demonstrations for Sammic, the kitchenware manufacturer that sponsors our six months in … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up at Fronton de Tolosa

The BasqueStage is sure keeping us on our toes! Fellow Sammic scholar Elisha Ben-Haim and I recently finished another stage, this time at the traditional Basque restaurant Fronton de Tolosa. … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rompeolas- Lunch on the Streets of Tolosa

Ever wonder what it’s like to cook for 250 people? Fellow Sammic BasqueStage scholar Elisha Ben Haim and I found out last week. We collaborated with Chef Roberto Ruiz, head … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Artzai Eguna – Day of the Shepherd in Ordizia

“Look at all the sheep!” exclaimed my mother, iPhone camera at the ready and mouth spread wide with a smile. We were wandering through the narrow, hilly streets of Ordizia, … Continue reading

April 12, 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