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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 10:30 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 3:00 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 8:00 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 12:00 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 1:00 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 3:01 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 8:01 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 1:01 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.

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