Tag Archives: Gastronomy

San Sebastian Food with Jonathan McCallum

Live Stream featuring San Sebastián Food in Donostia, Basque Country

Today’s live stream featured San Sebastián Food who help their guests “Capture the memories of San Sebastián-Donostia, the briny taste of the Cantabrian Sea, and the joy of tiny bites of authentic Basque cuisine.”


King Tides & Basque Octopus

I strolled across the beach and walked the glowing sand past where the sea usually lies, a rare privilege bestowed by the king low tide. Three metre tidal changes are not uncommon here in the Basque Country, and with the king tides the octopus are more accessible.  Having learned some tricks from local octopus fisherman, I searched around where the sand meets the rocks and was rewarded under the first rock I checked. (I’d just like to mention that catching these very strong and intelligent creatures requires a fishing licence and the bag limit is 2 per licensed fishermen per day with size restrictions…Regulations are important!)

Conde Nast Traveller write up Pintxos in ‘A Life in Miniature’

conde nast travellerConde Nast’s February 2012 edition features a 5-page article entitled ‘A Life in Miniature’.   As author Paul Richardson mentions in his article, he met Jon by chance and came into our studio in the heart of the old town while he was visiting the city researching the article:

San Sebastian Food – December Newsletter

Welcome!  Each month we bring you all the latest news from our busy food and wine studio in the heart of San Sebastian’s old town.

This December edition announces our brand new short breaks for 2012. If you’re still stuck for a Christmas present for the foodie in your life, choose from just €270 for a two-day Spa & cooking course weekend.

Or book our featured three-day Gourmet Escape which includes a hands-on cooking class, an amazing three-Michelin star dinner at Arzak and three-night’s accommodation at the luxurious hotel Villa Soro.

Unique ‘Discover the Basque Country’ tour – 4 events to choose from (6th to 9th July)

San Fermin - Thursday 7th July

A family prepares for the day's fiesta in the traditional costume of red and white

First ‘Basque Discovery Tour’ reviewed


The tour base was the family run 16th century Hotel Arraya in Sare, which also provided the perfect introduction to rural French Basque cuisine.

This summer witnessed our first Discovery Tour with Paddy Woodworth and Jon Warren, and we believe we can consider it a big success. But don’t rely on our opinion, listen to our clients: