Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)

Mouthwatering Spanish inspired shrimp in a rich garlic sauce.   Don't forget the crusty bread to soak up the garlicky goodness....more

Ken Oringer Graces New York City with Toro-Finally an Exciting Tapas Restaurant

I just returned from a mind-blowing meal at Toro, the new Chelsea tapas hotspot that originated from the South End restaurant darling in Boston (I like to think it put Boston on the food map, but I need to tread cautiously with this statement).  The entire experience and meal was very memorable. We sat at the back bar overlooking Chef Oringer, who calmly fired up dozens of plates like razor clams, live sea urchin, and foie gras....more

El Labriego: Damm Beer and Tasty Tapas

Madrid has world-class museums such as The Prado and Reina Sofia. It has the interesting architecture of the Gran Via. It has the Plaza Mayor, a preserved medieval grand square that stands as a testament to the reign of the Hapsburgs.But it also has tasty tapas. And a visit to Spain’s capital would not be complete without exploring the city through food....more

Melt into a Tapas Themed Holiday Potluck

By: Sunny ChoiPhoto Credit: http://ritzybee.typepad.comA New Year’s Eve Culinary Smackdown...more

Asheville’s Cúrate ~ The Pupil Becomes The Master

Some people wonder aimlessly through life, responding to whatever trial or happiness drifts their way. Others look at the world as a giant classroom; finding the lesson in each stage of life, seeking to learn and grow from every new experience, continuously acting rather than reacting. I would say Katie Button is the latter, a student of life and all it offers....more

Tastefully Small Savory Bites Cookbook by Kim Hendrickson

You all know that we, at The Succulent Wife, love to entertain and we also love to entertain the easy way.  I was looking for fun and easy hors d’oeuvres for the upcoming cooking club that my husband and I are hosting (see our story about our Cooking Club)....more

Portuguese & Spanish Wine & Food Event

Saturday my sister, Lisa and I attended a Spanish & Portuguese wine tasting event at Vine and Barrel.  If you remember my recent post about my Portuguese heritage, you know that my family is Portuguese and I try to attend anything Portuguese, if I can. ...more

Modern Tapas, yes! Shopping, no - Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

I'm sure you've heard of the incredible markets in Europe. You've heard about the eccentric fish mongers, the ceilings covered with cured meats and the fruit picked freshly from nearby farms. In reality, while some markets are remarkable culinary gems, many are equally forgettable....more

empanadas for all

(from 20somethingcupcakes)  Who doesn't like an empanada?...more