WORLD BOOK DAY: BLAME IT ON DON QUIXOTE (& SHAKESPEARE) »
Spain was the springboard for World Book Day, at the initiative of Vicente Clavel Andrés who proposed designating a Spanish Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes, author of the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote de La Mancha. It took decades but in the end UNESCO took up the gauntlet.
A Second Opinion: The Summer of Our Discontent »
Summer 2020: economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, mood of discontent, racial movements, faint hope for economic recovery. . . Maybe by Fall we will have things more under control!
HIDDEN CUISINES OF MADRID, a Three-Part Series: (2) Khachapuri »
Hospitality is one of the defining ingredients of Georgian culture, and is most vividly expressed at the dinner table. The Georgian tradition of the supra, or feast, is one of familial bonding fielded by the consumption of large quantities of rich breads and cheeses. AND wine. For Georgia has been home to grapevine cultivation for over 8000 years and boasts the oldest living evidence of wine production in the world.