Stagione Estiva

Stagione Estiva (The Summer Season) a raw pasta or salad dressing by Gemma Seymour-Amper 9 December 2011  Serves 4 -ish* 80 ml (1/3 c.) extra virgin olive oil 4 anchovy filets 1/2 large shallot (~ 20 grams), peeled and sliced paper-thin 2 cloves garlic, peeled smashed and minced finely 24 red grape or small cherry […]

Tortilla Espagnole

Last night, I managed to make the best tortilla espagnole that I’ve ever made. I decided to go with the following proportions, which shall now be my standard. I have found that most restaurants tend to make their tortillas more dry and less eggy than I prefer, so if you are at all familiar with […]

Patatas Bravas

28 September 2011 I first encountered the concept of tapas at a restaurant called Pamplona in Philadelphia many years ago, and I immediately fell in love with Spanish food. Unfortunately for me, Pamplona soon went out of business, and it was many years before another tapas bar opened in Philadelphia, but every time there’s been […]

Amerikanische Braune Zipfel

12 August 2011 The other day, I had to make a run to North Jersey to check out an accessibility van for my wheelchair-bound mother, and on my return trip, I decided to stop by a German butcher shop that I had passed several times while traveling that way for other purposes in the past. […]