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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.

This Wine Label Makes It Really Easy To Want To Empty The Bottle

A Spanish winery plays with optical illusions
Jul 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Before you've even had your first sip of the stuff, here's a wine that will already have you seeing things. To highlight its youngest vintage Laltre, a 2012 blend of monastrell, merlot and garnacha grapes, the Catalan winery Lagravera recruited the Barcelona-based design firm Dorian to create a double-take-inducing label. More photos after the jump.

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Summer Travel: Ferran Adrià Brings His "Art of Food" To London's Somerset House

Forget Wimbledon, elBulli's in town.
Jul 2, 2013 9:01 am

Between Wimbledon and the impending royal birth, there's a lot of fervor in London right now. We've got our eye on something far more gustatory (or even much more rare than an annual tennis match): Somerset House's season-long exhibition, elBulli: Ferran Adrià and the Art of Food.

Bring Home The Ham: Cinco Jotas Ibérico de Bellota

This jamón is quite literally the best in the world
Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Once in a while, you eat something that reminds you, beyond a shadow of doubt, that the true best food in the world comes straight from nature. And that doesn't mean it has to be a vegetable. This example happens to come from a pig. It's the undisputed best Spanish jamòn in the world, and I checked it out at a private carving.

5 Great Places To Eat And Drink In Seville, Spain

Will travel for tapas? Here are the 5 best spots.
Jun 5, 2013 9:01 am

Seville is a charming, colorful and uniquely beautiful city. Some describe it as the Paris of Spain, and others as the treasure of Andalucía. Though the world may argue what to call Seville, it is widely recognized as one of the best cities to dine in Spain. More about the city's bustling food scene and five restaurants recommendations, after the jump.

Video: A 3-Minute Jamón ibérico Mega Mix From The Insatiable Perennial Plate

Traveling Basque Country to Barcelona
May 15, 2013 11:16 am

The Perennial Plate is a highly ambitious documentary series founded by chef and activist Daniel Klein — before traveling the world to produce his films, the NYU graduate worked in some of the world’s top kitchens including The Fat Duck, Craft and Mugaritz. Klein is back with a new season where he will be traveling to 12 countries — filing 2-3 documentary shorts from each. His latest travels take him to Spain, where he travels to Basque Country, Galicia, Andalucía and Barcelona.

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