March 14, 2008

Fridgin’ Out: Marta in Madrid

by Kayoko Akabori

Marta and I were lesbian lovers in a former life. We were probably the secret mistresses of Constantine during the glory years of Roma (he summoned for us from over the state line!), and hooked up after we had enough of him (we outed him. SCANDAL!). In this life, however, we have been downgraded to […]

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 […]

November 4, 2007

Mangiamo 2007: Spanish Home Cooking

by Kayoko Akabori

Marta really is like a sister to me, and her family has always welcomed me warmly and treated me like a part of the family whenever I went to visit them in Cadiz, the south western tip of Andalucia. It was a wonderful surprise when I found out that her parents would be in Madrid […]

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 […]