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Feb 23, 2015 4:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Meet L.A.'s Rock & Roll Prince Of Paella

Chef Perfecto Rocher has mastered the rice dish
Feb 16, 2015 2:00 pm

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. The minute the doors to the venue open, fans rush in. The show is Dia de Les Paelles (Paella Day) at smoke.oil.salt in Los Angeles, and the stage is a wood-fired grill from Texas tucked into the back wall of the dining room. There's definitely a rock star working that stage, and his name is Perfecto Rocher.

20 Of The World's Top Chefs Are Gathering For A Cause: To Save The Oceans

Adrià, Atala, Achatz, Acurio are among the invited
Feb 10, 2015 1:30 pm

Ferran Adrià. Joan Roca. Alex Atala. Daniel Humm. Gastón Acurio. Enrique Olvera. Grant Achatz. On Tuesday, March 17, these chefs, representing some of the world’s best restaurants, will join 13 others in San Sebastián, Spain. But the star-studded gathering is not to mark a new restaurant opening or participate in some high-priced food festival. It is to announce the chefs' commitment to Oceana's global campaign, Save the Oceans: Feed the World.

Sardines, Sherry, Ridiculously Good Ham: 8 Spots For Great Food In Seville, Spain

Southern Spanish city knows how to eat and drink
Dec 22, 2014 11:30 am

Jamón ibérico. Gazpacho. Fried sardines. And as much manzanilla sherry as you can swill. Southern Spain knows how to eat and drink, and no one does it better than the idyllic town of Seville. From old-school establishments where you eat off sherry barrels to hip restaurants that serve slow-food salads from their garden, here are eight must-try spots to eat at after you visit the Alcazar.

For Actress Jenny Slate, The Horse Meat And Pig Heads Are No Joke In Barcelona

Spanish gastronomy runs wild on The Getaway
Dec 2, 2014 4:00 pm

On this week's episode of The Getaway, actress Jenny Slate heads to Barcelona, where she meets up with chef Samuel Cots to shop at the city's bountiful Santa Caterina Market. Here, she finds some interesting stuff. Watch a clip right here.

Video: Tomatina Was The Best Day Of These Dudes' Lives

20,000 people, 125,000 tomatoes, one simple goal
Aug 29, 2014 9:00 am

Since the dawn of man, the town of Bruñol in Valencia has been celebrating the summer tomato bounty on the last Wednesday of August by hurling it at each other for hours, making pa amb tomaquet as easy to make as wiping a piece of crusty bread on your friend's arm. Tomatina, as the annual festival is known, attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Particularly these British dudes, who declared it the best day of their lives.

The Team From NYC's Betony Visited San Sebastián. Here's Their Guide.

Bryce Shuman and Eamon Rockey took your dream trip
Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm

New York City’s Betony has garnered extensive praise since opening less than a year ago. Chef Bryce Shuman’s menu changes constantly to reflect the produce of the seasons, while General Manager Eamon Rockey has put together one of the city’s most impressive cocktail and wine lists. The pair recently embarked on a research trip to San Sebastián, Spain in order to discover the region's dishes and flavors. Here's what they found.

Oh, Sherry! Everything You Need To Know About The World's 'Best Pairing Wine'

Mix with liquor or pair with dinner, you can't lose
Jun 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Courtesy of Gonzalez Byass

The lightly fortified Spanish wine, which slowly fell out of popular favor around the middle of the 20th century, has been making a comeback in recent years as more people come to appreciate its complexity and versatility. Sherry expert Derek Brown explains.


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