Basque in the glory - Spain Tourism Board/Food and Travel
A full page advertorial in Food and Travel commissioned by the Spanish Tourist Board. I have aimed to balance the client's agenda with the house style, and include plenty of mouth watering insights into the Basque food cuisine. Get a sense of it from the excerpts below.
No one can argue that Spanish cuisine is among the best in
the world but the food in the Basque Country is in a league
of its own. The produce in this region is enough to make
any gourmand’s mouth water. The Bay of Biscay is at its core and
provides a dazzling array of seafood. Expect cuttlefish served in
its own ink, tuna belly seared on a griddle and cod swimming
in pil pil (garlic sauce), while cattle grazing the lush pastures of the
mountains yield enormous villagodio, a local cut always served
rare. Throw in sun-nourished vegetables, rich sheep’s cheese and
rolling rioja vineyards and you’ll begin to understand why this area
is known as Spain’s gastronomic heart.
It’s fair to say the famously fiery locals are obsessed with food.
Apartment blocks in other parts of the country may have gyms but
here they have communal kitchens.
From gastronomic societies, clubs where people meet up to prepare and enjoy meals, to txikiteo (tapas crawls) through Bilbao’s old town, food is the delicious thread that runs through every social occasion.