All posts tagged: donostia-san sebastian

Old Stomping Grounds | Vagabrothers visit San Sebastian

The Vagabrothers (who can you follow here, here, and here!) had a recent stop in their old stomping grounds of Donostia-San Sebastian. Guided by Food Blogger Marti Kilpatrick and Eli Susperregui of San Sebastian Food, the Vagabrothers headed around the city for some of the best pintxo’s to be experienced when visiting this Basque city. For those of you who don’t know, I spent the past year and a half living in the Cultural + Food capital of the Basque Country: Donostia-San Sebastian in the North of Spain. While technically a part of Spain, the culture and people of the Basque Country are quite unique. Having the oldest language known in Europe (with unknown roots), they continue to carry on these traditions of language, food and festivals. I ate some of the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life in this little city/big town and even though I no longer call it my home, I’m proud to have spent some time here and learn about & share the culture with the Basque people. Take a peek at …

PEOPLE |An interview with Lisa

Lisa has been an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for almost 15 years. Having lived in Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey and now Spain – she shared her travel stories, moments of culture shock and how life is for an expat on the move. “I think you get to a point where you spend so much time outside your own country that it starts to become foreign,” said Lisa Page, sitting at a table in the Uruguayan family owned bar – La Cristina in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. She cradled her cup of café con leche as she remembered her time in Taiwan. After five years living there she realized she wouldn’t be moving back to Canada. It had already been seven years since Lisa had packed her bags and moved to Mexico to start her career as an English teacher abroad. After one year teaching in Toronto, her students from Guadalajara convinced Lisa she needed to go. And that was that. Although Lisa graduated with a BA in Linguistics and a TESOL teaching certification, she …

48 Hours In | Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (País Vasco)

48 Hours in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (Basque Country) Arriving midday to the Northern corner of Spain, tucked in between the Bay of Biscay and the border to France, this small Basque city is filled with life, deep rooted culture and amazing food. The culture resonates in their day to day and any visitor will be able to feel the life of the Basque region. So join us for two days you won’t forget! This is my insiders guide to eating well and exploring Donostia-San Sebastian (with some extra summer tips as well!) First 24 Hours Eat: Find your way to the heart of La Concha where you’ll find La Perla perched along the walkway linking the cities most famous beach with the rest of the city. Here you can enjoy your first sit down meal in the city while overlooking the beautiful shell shaped bay, the Santa Clara Island, and views of both Igueldo, Urgull and the Old Town. Sit back and relax, as a typical lunch can last a couple hours on Spanish (Basque) …

PEOPLE | An Interview with Beltza

“Ah, of course! I forgot seitan! Traditional seitan that we make ourselves. It’s wheat gluten,” said Beltza – owner of Tedone Jatetxea in the neighborhood of Gros, Donostia-San Sebastian – after listing off five ingredients you’ll always find in the kitchen at his restaurant. The other ingredients they always have on hand include: biological vegetables; red, integral rice; tofu; fish; and miso – which makes Tedone the hidden gem that it is in this small northern Basque city. Tedone Jatetxea came into the hands of Beltza seven years ago which he uses as his outlet to promote healthy and sustainable eating. “I spent several years messing around in the world of food, but especially in macrobiotics. Because of that I wanted to put together something that had a little to do with food and macrobiotics,” explained Beltza. “But not entirely because it’s complicated, it’s a philosophy, but considering that we are what we eat, we wanted to try a restaurant to make this concept go a little further, not only thinking about the food but …

pop-up donosti | a shared vision of food

And one day, seven countries came together, the stars aligned, and eight souls in love with food, cooking, sharing, and eating with friends created Pop-Up Donosti. This is my latest project — a pop-up restaurant to grace the streets of Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. Like the quote above tells the story, we’re eight friends who came together to make this happen. To share our love of food, sharing meals with friends, and eating ecologically within this Basque community. We wanted to take far away flavors and make them into real plates using local ingredients. So we chose Lebanon as our inspiration. And that’s how it began. For the past three weeks we’ve been working hard organizing ourselves, throwing ideas back and forth then finally deciding on a set menu to serve during our fist event. We chose decorations and secured the location. We’ve collaborated with Tedone Jatetxea – a local ecological restaurant – in Donostia-San Sebastian. I had the chance to sit down and interview the owner, Beltza. And thanks to our friend, Esteban, we’ve been …