Atlantico Case de Petiscos Valencia Spain

Snacking Galician Style at Atlántico Casa de Petiscos

Few things make me happier than finding a new place to enjoy fresh, creative seafood. That’s why I’m so thrilled that Michelin-starred Chef Pepe Solla has selected Valencia for his latest venture, a beautifully designed restaurant showcasing Galician cuisine. When we saw Atlántico Casa de Petiscos opening in Valencia this February, I rushed to read…

Purple sea urchins on ice

Sea Urchin: How is this food?

Sea Urchin Butter. Words I would never have put together. Now we have a log of it in our freezer and we’re melting it on top of all kinds of things, like seared scallops and pasta (recipes at the end of post). How did this happen? Like many people perhaps, our past experiences with sea…

Crudo Bar Valencia Spain Jills Urban Food Crawls

Crudo Bar Bliss

Ahh, Spring! We are usually adventurous eaters, excited to try new restaurants and new tastes. Some days, though, we want to go where we know we’ll be happy. The sun is shining and the temp is just right. We don’t want to take any chances. We want it to be good. We go to one…

Bacalao at Taberna El Balconcillo

Our first experience with salt cod was in a little French restaurant in Virginia. The cod was mixed into a creamy brandade, a rich dip that we recreated over and over for anyone willing to eat at our house. Finding good salt cod in grocery stores in the United States was a challenge. It was…

Zarzuela de Mariscos Bowl

Zarzuela de Mariscos

Valencia may have 320 days of sunshine a year, but sometimes it has to rain. We’ve had a spell of dreary weather with cold temperatures and rainy days that has us craving comfort food. We searched for a dish loaded with seafood that would also be hearty enough to warm our bones. We found Zarzuela…