We're headed out of town again early tomorrow morning for a friend's wedding, so I am posting this today! What a crazy last couple of weeks it's been. I feel like every few days we're packing up the car and hitting the road...maybe because that's exactly what we've been doing! Once we return from this weekends adventures, we're going to be packing up to go "on the road again" for a fabulous road trip to San Francisco. With that in mind, I thought there was no time like the present to introduce you to one of my favorite things.
Do you love traveling? Do you love eating? Do you love the Food Network? Do you love PBS? Then you will love, love, love Spain...On the Road Again. This thirteen episode series chronicles Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols on their culinary road trip all over Spain. They drive all over the country eating everywhere they go and checking out the sites...in short, this is my dream trip! They interview cheesemakers, winemakers, chefs and architect Frank Ghery. It feels like you are on the road with them except you're left with your mouth watering while they are downing amazing looking food!
I was looking forward to this show's premiere for months and when it finally came on I would rush home from work every Sunday, mug ask Kyle for the remote control and switch from Sunday night football to this show. But, our antenna didn't always pick it up or fully cooperate so for my birthday Kyle bought me the DVD set as well as the cookbook that accompanies the series. I immediately watched it through from beginning to end and occasionally revisit the episodes. I also shared the DVD's with my mom before she headed to Spain this Summer. We've cooked a few recipes from the cookbook and so far they've all been fantastic! This is a great purchase and also makes a great gift for foodie/travel friends. I've added it to my favorite things list on the right where you can purchase it through Amazon although you can also rent the whole series on Netflix. Happy "traveling".
The DVD set and the cookbook.
Mark and Claudia buying jamón.
Clams (Can you eat clams while your pregnant??? Those look so good!)
Mario, Gwyneth, Claudia and Mark with one of the many chefs they meet on their trip.
Pisto Manchego. This is one of the recipes we've made and it was delicious!
All of these images are from their website. The site has travel tips, recipes and lots of gorgeous photos. Check it out: