Post by: Daniel Vickers

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The Bikini – A Quintessentially Catalan Sandwich

21 Apr , 2020  

In the world of food few dishes are more Catalan than the sandwich called the Bikini, named for the famed concert hall in Les Cortes where vendors have sold them as a snack to concert-goers since before anyone can remember. These days the tasty grilled sandwich has become a staple bar snack to fuel hungry […]

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The Magic of Mykonos

26 Jun , 2018  

If you’ve dreamed of a place where you can drift off for a nap on a terrace overlooking azure waters while the sound of a distant church bell tolls, or sitting at a cafe with the sea breeze blowing warmly around you while you nibble on incredible bites you need to discover magical Mykonos.

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Mykonian Onion Pie

26 Jun , 2018  

A traditional favorite of the island of Mykonos, Greece, onion pie is a savory, cheese treat that is great as a main course or an appetizer.

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Shrimp Saganaki with Feta

26 Jun , 2018  

This pungent, aromatic dish carries all the taste of the sea in the shrimp combined with bright tomatoes and salty feta. The Saganaki develops rich flavors while only taking 20 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner party when there’s little time for preparation. Ingredients 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 2 […]

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Sesame Crusted Feta Cheese with Raspberry Sauce

26 Jun , 2018  

Salty feta and sweet tart raspberry sauce combine to make an interesting dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a whimsical meal-ender. Ingredients 6 oz block of feta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup sesame seeds, black & white or mixed 1/4 cup flour 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup raspberries 1/4 cup […]

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Cuttlefish Burgers with Pickled Carrots

15 May , 2018  

The taste of the sea is in full effect in this hearty squid burgers. The addition of tangy Pickled Carrots offsets the richness of the thick, juicy burger. Ingredients 2 Whole cuttlefish 3 Shallots, minced 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs 1 tsp Dijon Salt and pepper 2 Tbsps Olive Oil 1/2 of a Lemon 2 Tbsps Aioi […]

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Discovering Lisbon

13 May , 2018  

Cook Like a Local Clams Bulhão Palo Bifana Sandwich Cuttlefish Burgers with Pickled Carrot Tucked away near the mouth of the Targus River, Western Europe’s oldest city offers visitors an experience like no other in Europe. Just try to liken it to Europe’s more ‘European’ cities like Madrid or Vienna, or to the more International […]

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Clams Bulhão Pato Style

23 Apr , 2018  

Clams in the Bulhão Pato style, named after a famous poet who was also a famed gourmand. This steamy aromatic dish is perfect when served with crusty bread for dipping. Ingredients 3/4 cup dry white wine 3/4 cup water 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 3 lbs hard-shell clams (cherrystone or little neck) […]

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Bifana Sandwich

23 Apr , 2018  

This succulent pork sandwich is one of several that are the pride of Portugal. It’s perfect topped with a sweet yellow mustard and accompanied by a cold beer. Ingredients 5 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp sea salt Juice of 1 lemon 3 bay leaves 1 cup white wine […]

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Barcelona Seafood Tour

25 May , 2017  

Barcelona is a unique European city. Its location on the east coast of Spain means that you can be wandering winding cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants one moment and standing on the beach with your feet in the sand ten minutes later. This proximity to the sea also gives Barcelona restaurants and markets […]