Victor Arguinzoniz: The Lore of Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

Chef Victor Arguinzoniz and I conversed on a Sunday morning on the terrace of Asador Etxebarri while the church bells tolled in the background and birds chirped in the morning sun.  The green clad mountain looming over the small village of Axpe was shrouded in mist and Victor had been hiking on the slopes early that morning…

Eneko Atxa: Seeds of Change at Azurmendi, Spain

This Spring I planted some Basque tear pea seeds from Azurmendi restaurant in Spain. Not all the plants did well but the ones that did reminded me of my recent visit to Azurmendi tucked away in the Basque countryside around Bilbao. The seeds, packed in a tiny jute sack, serve as the calling card of…