Eat Out

June 12, 2013

Iberian Tattie: A Passion for Tuna in Tarifa

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia Last month, my English friend Elaine and I agreed to meet in Tarifa, a small town in Cadiz, Spain. It’s the southernmost point of continental Europe, very famous for its amazing beaches. If you are keen on wind and kitesurfing, this is your place! We drove from one beach to another, […]

May 8, 2013

Iberian Tattie: The Fishing Villages of Ayamonte + Monte Gordo

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia After weeks of cold and rainy weather in Madrid, I headed to Huelva (in southwestern Spain) to meet up with my friend Lucía from London. We were both starving for some good weather and Andalusian food. We stayed in Ayamonte, a charming, small village in the edge of the Portugal border, […]

September 15, 2009

YH Restaurant Report: Moo (Barcelona)

by Moto Yamamoto

Barcelona was interesting. The Gaudi architecture was totally worthwhile, and we walked around everywhere. La Boqueria smelled like ham, and was a complete tourist trap. Saffron at the market was uber-pricey. Although I would have loved to get a leg of Jamon iberico, those were not cheap either (I bought a 100 gram pack at […]

October 14, 2008

Ferran Adria Live!

by Kayoko Akabori

On Friday we went to see El Bulli‘s one and only Ferran Adria, in conversation with Harold McGee (author of On Food and Cooking) and Atlantic Monthly food editor C0rby Kummer. It was an animated, fruitful discussion, giving the audience a taste of Adria’s brilliance. Adria spoke completely off-the-cuff, in random bits and pieces, with […]

September 30, 2008

What To Do On Your Last Night in Barcelona

by Irwin Chen

Okay, it’s our last night here in Barcelona, and while we’ve had some great personal advice from Kayo and some old friends who have spent some time here, I must admit that much of my research on where to eat has taken the form of Googling Chowhound. It took about a half a day spent […]

February 25, 2008

Mangiamo 2007: El Brillante (Madrid)

by Kayoko Akabori

On my way back to NY, I had a stop over in Madrid for a few hours. Marta and Jose whisked me from the airport to take me to a dream lunch of my favorite Madrileño dish- Bocadillo de Calamares. Basically, a sandwich filled with fried calamari. GENIUS!!! It truly is a priceless invention- nothing […]

October 30, 2007

Mangiamo 2007!: 24 Hours in Madrid

by Kayoko Akabori

Stopped off in Madrid for one night to see my dear friends Marta and Jose. Marta and I lived together in Padova, and she’s like a sister to me. But first, let’s talk airplane food. I took Iberia both back and forth from NY, and here are just some few points of why non-US airlines […]