The Basque region: fun and fire in Spain’s top restaurants

In my last post I focused on the pintxo, what I might consider the most fun food to eat. The playfulness and social hospitality of Basque cuisine is found beyond the pintxo bar and in some of the most revered restaurants in the world. I was lucky (and crazy) enough to eat a three of…

The Basque region: what is a pintxo and how do you say it?

There are few places on earth where you will eat better than in Northern Spain. Of course, Spain’s closest culinary competitors, Italy and France, also have excellent and world-renowned cuisine. But the approach toward food and eating in Spain, particularly the Basque country, is distinctive and I think what is responsible for its standing in…