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  1. i would like to contribute to the cod, hake, merluza thread by offering a merluza negra from cantabria spain the picture below is from a fish we call cod in greece (bakaliaros), and i must confess i am confusied after the earlier posts regarding the existence of cod in the med (or the aegean for that matter!)
  2. i am only expressing my views, i could not possibly claim that i am right (or wrong for that matter!)
  3. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is not only a marvel to look at, visit its collections and temporary exhibitions and spend hours walking around it, it is also a place where you can have a nice meal. The Restaurante was highly recommended and so during my last visit to the museum i grabbed the opportunity to have a meal in the restaurant. You can read my impressions in my weblog panathinaeos
  4. i would like to refer you to my posting egullet posting on sant' agata although "Torre del Saracino" is not in Sorrento, you can get there by cab
  5. My professional obligations bring me to Serbia these days. One of the restaurants worth mentioning is "Pasha", in the center of Novi Sad. I have posted a review on my weblog: panathinaeos
  6. many thanks docsconz, i was inspired by the "chorus" and would like to ask a spanish baritone to join ... A Spanish Baritone
  7. I want to share the enthusiasm and joy I felt at the Frescobaldi Wine Bar at Rome's Fiumicino Airport. You can have good quality wines with good quality food, something impossible to find at airports in Europe. I emphasize the combination of wine and food, as there are airports like Madrid where you can have a decent glass of wine. You can read the relevant post in my weblog panathinaeos. The seafood crudo misto was impeccable!
  8. The "Limanaki" tavern is located in a small village in the northern part of Evia, and there are literally no tourists there. The place is frequented only by locals, simply because there are no tourists in the area. The northern part of Evia is one of the best kept secrets in Greek tourism, and I hope it remains like that. The article that I wrote in my weblog panathinaeos is about this small tavern that caters the local and vistiors but also in the early morning hours provides a resting place to the returning fishermen and women. The food is simple, grilled or fried, but they know how to do it and the fish or seafood is a fresh as it can get. They get the day's catch early in the morning and they serve it for lunch and dinner.
  9. Thank you for your kind words. I am on the way of exploring the Spanish markets and hope to report soon. Especially on my favourite delicacy, salted cod, all 20 something parts of it! Regarding your question, if the image below contains the couple you are referring to, I have cropped it and the label reads like "Merluza"? http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?act=mo...d=si&img=131280 P.S. I still cannot manage to post images on the forum. I expect to learn after 2100.
  10. I will never forget in Ortygia the old man on a little stool, offering sea urchin eggs in esspresso plastic cups. I was so obsessed to go and get some before they finish that I never took a picture. Thank you for the opening of the set to include Boqueria and la Brecha. Some might want to include the "mega" markets as well, like Madrid and Tokyo, but they are in a totally different league.
  11. I visited the Venice fish market in August and posted some pictures and impressions in my panathinaeos weblog. I do not think there is any other market that gives me this sense of freshness and immediacy. The only other one I can think of is in Syracuse, Sicily, on the little island of Ortygia.
  12. I recommend that you visit "Torre del Saracino" in Vico Equense. Check their website Torre del Saracino. Gennaro Esposito is the rising Italian chef that can perform magic with seafood and local produce. Do not miss it! And the value for money is unbeatable for a Michelin starred restaurant. After Saracino you need to relax from the intensity of the gastronomic experience. There is no better place to do so than "Ristorante La Torre" in the piazzetta of the samll town of Santa Maria Annunziata, Massa Lubrense. Wonderful family food prepared by Maria, frequented by Neapolitans who love the place.
  13. I would add to the list of Bilbao (technically it is Galdakao, a small town 10 km SE of Bilbao) favourites the Andra MAri Restaurant. I have published a review in my blog panathinaeos. In my view this is a restaurant every good food lover must visit.
  14. wonderful video clips pedro, thank you very much! i remember my short visit to coruna and how dangerous the waves looked! could you please identify for me the major locations where the percebes are "extracted"? any recommendations on the eateries? regards
  15. A lot of good food principles have been confirmed during my visit to Zuberoa. One of them is the importance of top quality ingredients. Another is that it takes a lot of skill to extract from the finest ingredients the bouquet of flavours they hide inside. You can read my review in my food log panathinaeos.
  16. I recently visited the Kollias seafood tavern in a working class neighbourhood of Piraeus, and was as happy as the first time I went there . You can read the review in my new blog: Panathinaeos
  17. Enoteca Palatium, Centro Storico, via Frattina 94, Roma In May I had lunch at the Palatium and I have published a short report in http://estiasi.blogspot.com
  18. Ristorante Vino e Camino in Bracciano, Lazio I recently visited the Vino e Camino Ristorante in Bracciano, and was more than satisfied. You can read more in my review published in: http://estiasi.blogspot.com
  19. La Vieja Bodega that Daniel mentions in one of his posts is a very good restaurant in the small town of Casalarreina in Rioja. Highly recommended.
  20. my understanding is that the whole operation takes place on deep ocean fishing vessels that spend a few days in the Atlantic when they catch the fish, e.g. bacalao, they process it through a production line that creates more than 15 different cuts, which are placed in different containers and salted in a fishmonger in Bilbao or San Sebastian you can buy the cuts whose price ranges from 2 to 40 euros; likewise in Cataluna i have not been able to find this impressive variety and quality in athens where i live
  21. pil-pil is a traditional Basque recipe for cooking fish like bacalao or hake you simmer chopped garlic in pure olive oil and medium heat, and after the parfume starts to come out you put in the fish (filets or cheeks) the secret is to continuously shake the pan (it should have a thick bottom!) so that all the juices that come out of the fish flesh blend in with the hot oil and emulsify into a thick olive sause that is out of this world when you serve you can sprinklesome parsley on top, but do not cook it with the fish i strongly recommend to use top quality lightly salted fish i use cuts i get from spain
  22. they are cheeks of bacalao or hake they have been kept in salt for a minimum of two weeks and require de-salting before cooking
  23. Happy New Year to All! I prepared cocotxas pil-pil for lunch today and they were UNBELIEVABLE!!! I would like to ask for recipes as the flavors and the flesh texture of the cheeks are extremely sensitive. In addition, what wine do you drink with the dish? Many thanks and Happy Eating!!!
  24. the enthusiasm of this report is all the money! just a few points for your future visit! try the greek white wine produced from a grape called "asyrtico" it has good body, high acidity and goes perfectly with most of the food you had beer is ok, but with this white wine, I am sure you would be eaually - if not more - satisfied on another poit, meatballs in greece are always prepared with pork or a mix of pork and beef (it depends on the restaurant - taverna
  25. In Florence I recommend "Il Latini" (read my report) and the pizzeria of "Simon Boccanegra" (read my report). You can take the young one with you in both places. Enjoy Toscana!
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