Tuesday, August 24, 2010
San Sebastián, Spain
As many of you know, I am lucky enough to be studying abroad for the fall semester in San Sebastián, Spain. San Sebastián is on the northern coast of Spain in what is known as the Basque region, extremely close to France. Pictured above is the main beach of San Sebastián, just a few short blocks from where I´ll be living! I arrived here on Sunday, August 22nd and lost a little faith in the San Sebastián airport since it took them until today to deliver my suitcase. Regardless, I´ve really been enjoying myself while getting to know the other sixty five students in my program and exploring the city. For the next week I´m living in a dorm and then moving into an apartment with two friends on September 1st. So for those of you who are wondering whether or not my blog will continue during the semester the answer is YES, I will be cooking and blogging as much as possible for the next four months! But that won´t begin until the first of September :)
I recently recieved the most amazing cookbook I have ever read. It´s called The Food of Spain: a Journey for Food Lovers. It has incredible pictures, maps, and of course recipes of all of the amazing food that I´ll be ingesting over the next few months. In the introduction, the author states:
"The Basques are well known for their love of food - and this shines through in their dishes and the star-studded restaurants of their capital, San Sebastián. And no wonder - they have access to such wonderful produce: Draw a circle 100 kilometres around San Sebastián, and you will find the best seafood in Spain, the vegetables of Navarra, foi gras from the Landes, and the truffles of Perigord.¨
Could I have chosen a better place to study abroad? I dont think so!