My name is Tamar Marino, I’m a native of New Jersey (USA) and now live in Donostia-San Sebastián. Since graduating from college two years ago, I have spent my time living and working in Europe, predominantly in Spain. Whenever in a new place, the foremost thought on my mind is the food. What is local? And where can I find the very best of it? Discovering and trying new dishes is what I consider a hobby – I do it as much as I can in my free time. Then again, there are always those standbys, the food you can’t live without, and mine consist of a good Spanish cheese (always curado), fresh chorizo (always picante), any stew that contains lots of meat or fish paired with a hearty baguette, and of course, dessert. The opportunity to live in País Vasco is a blessing – it is a country that seemingly caters to my every gastronomic desire.
I have many passions – food takes the cake, followed by my interest in history and the environment. Basque Fed is my attempt to bring these three things together to offer a comprehensive understanding of Basque food – one that connects its cuisine to the people, history, and environment that have shaped it. A blog that also focuses on raw ingredients and how they become meals, Basque Fed will follow local products from the farm, where they are raised or grown, finally, to the table or restaurant where we’re fed in the Basque way. It will cover everything in between as well, from the markets where these products are exhibited, to the festivals where they’re celebrated.
Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy what’s to come!