Monthly Archives: September 2011

Boqueria, sangria, and other tales of eating in Barcelona.

Barcelona was by far my favorite city for food (so far) and I hear it’s not even the best in Spain, as paella really comes from Valencia and tapas are more from central Spain. La Boqueria is right off La … Continue reading

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Barcelona edition: Tapaç24

The first thing I wanted to do after landing in Barcelona was to eat, obviously.  After three months of living in a city where most restaurant kitchens close early (by my Los Angeles standards), I was thrilled there were so … Continue reading

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Birthday things.

Coincidentally after I made cupcakes for my colleagues, I discovered a cupcake shop opened up around the corner from my apartment just off the Plein.  I stopped in on my way home to see if they had red velvet and … Continue reading

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Amsterdam!

I’m spending my last weekend in Europe in Amsterdam!  I can’t believe I lived here for three months and went to Amsterdam once.  I’m a bad tourist.  This list is to keep track of things I want to see. Amsterdam … Continue reading

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“Red” velvet cupcakes. First time baking in another country.

Baking in a foreign country is a crash course in language and food culture.  Namely, it seems that vanilla extract and baking soda aren’t used in Dutch baking.  I even tried to find vanilla extract at the expat grocery store, … Continue reading

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Cafe Blooming lunch. Oh, I guess they had to change their name to Cafe Blossom.

Cafe Blossom Anna Paulownastraat 70 2518 BH Den Haag

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All the food in Berlin.

Eating and drinking in Berlin is thankfully a lot cheaper than in the Hague.  Here is more or less all of the rest of the stuff I ate:

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