As Resident Chef preparing daily lunch for a small team, sometimes there is a weekly favorite: this week it’s Char Siu. Plus, what’s next for Hipp Kitchen.
October 12, 2015 Vote Winner: Döner Kebap Over too soon. Took some doing but I found it. This is Chef Burat. Sawing away at his wonderful döner kebab. He wants to stop but I tell him to keep going. Then he points to me letting his friends know I am a chef from California who […]
October 11, 2015 The vote is in! Döner Kebap it is. It was close with Balik Ekmek (Fish Bread) at 42% and Döner Kebap at 58%. The most famous Kebab in the world is the Döner kebab witch literally means “rotating Kebab” in Turkish. Before taking its modern form, the ancestor of the Döner was […]
October 9, 2015 Greetings from Istanbul! It’s time to vote again. (voting is closed) Please consider these two dee-licious descriptions and vote. Time to eat! Balik Ekmek is a fish sandwich that EVERYONE says is a must-have when in Istanbul. For most of a century, fishermen brought their catch from the Bosphorus and the […]
San Sebastian: Pintxos Crawl (This is a long one, but worth the read. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy.) First a little background. This has been in the making for nearly two years. When I first heard about San Sebastian I had no idea. As I’ve said many times, this little burb sports more […]
San Sebastian Flying into San Sebastian, a giant full moon guided us into a wide circle around the bay, the blue-gray water dotted with a hundred fishing boats. Climbing down off of the passenger stairway, the sun was just rising over Donostia, a dramatic sweep of clouds over the distant mountains painted shades of gold […]
To Market, To Market Wow. The vote was just about 50/50. Half wanted me to go to La Boqueria, the most famous open market in Barcelona. The other half wanted me to experience a market frequented more by locals. La Boqueria won by a pintxo. Take a look at the pictures below, and click here […]