O Batuxo Belesar Restaurante, Via Romana Bodega – Bo Camiño TASTE IT Joins In The FUN!

Summer Fun Continues with O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant Wine Tasting & Music Series – Have fun joining us as we enjoy a little Catas de Vino with Via Romana Bodega and some great music of Colectivo Bomba – Muchas Gracias Marcus and O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant for letting us join in some of the Summer FUN in Belesar and Chantada – a perfect way to celebrate this weekend!

For more information please visit: http://www.obatuxobelesar.com,  and http://www.viaromana.es

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A very special thank you to both German Limeres for the beautiful Fotocall backdrop picture http://www.gastrofotografia.com and to Dean Wright of Logo Love Design Agency for your fantastic El Camino Del Vino Logo and Advertising http://www.logo-love.com – Muchisimas Gracias 🙂

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Bo Camiño TASTE IT! – Ponferrada La Noche Templaria

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La Noche Templaria – The Night Of The Templar Festival – had us back out filming Bo Camiño TASTE IT! in Ponferrada.  The city so named for the “Bridge Pons Ferrata” that provided easier crossing for pilgrims who could choose from two different and important routes along the way. The Camino Francés that heads northwest to Villa Franca Del Bierzo or the Camino Invierño – The Winter way that heads west avoiding the snow topped mountains in winter of O Cebreiro the gateway into Galicia.

Jaime Pardo and Maria Santín of Imaxina Diseño, German Limeres of Gastrofotographia and I enjoyed meeting new people, taking in the atmosphere of the ancient town of Ponferrada and filming some of the unique gastronomy, fun festival events and ceremonies.  A very special thank you to Jesus who coordinated our activities and for meeting some wonderful people in Ponferrada including Gabriel Vallejo Carnero – La Destileria Bar, Maxi Campelo – Casa Las Bombas Restaurant, and Miguel A. Varela – Teatro Municipal Bergidum for including us in some incredible gastronomy and festival ceremonies.

 

Muchas Gracias – La ALACENA Roja Magazine

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Many special thank you’s to all who made Fórum Gastronómico Coruña 2014 a wonderful experience celebrating what we love of Galicia and our passion to share the history, culture, art, architecture, and yes of course the wonderful Gastronomy In The Camino through Bo Camiño TASTE IT!

Thank you La Alacena Roja – Del Comer, Beber y Viajar for including us with a special article in your fantastic magazine. It was a pleasure to participate Fórum Gastronómico Coruña ’14 an incredible event and truly exciting gastronomy experience in Galicia.  We look forward to discovering many more of Galicia’s Gastronomy TREASURES!

To read full article please visit Page 13 of La Alacena Roja: http://www.laalacenaroja.com/app_files/revista/02.pdf

Photograph: Left – Susan Mann, Right – Cristina Garcia

Thank you Andrés Docampo for capturing some of the great educational live demonstrations, Catas de Vino, and more at the Fórum!

Photography: Andrés Docampo Fotógrafo

http://andresdocampo.com

 

Gastronomy In The Camino

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Autumn brings many special events for us to share and enjoy in the Spirit of the Camino.  Join us December 6 – 8, 2013 along the camino at Samos Monastery where we will discover many of the special treasures of “Gastronomy In The Camino” celebrating the local traditions, flavors and tastes that are unique to Galicia and the heritage of the CAMINO. Bo Camiño!

Bo Camiño – TASTE IT!

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For more than a thousand years the camino de Santiago has captured the hearts and minds of millions from around the world calling each pilgrim in a unique way. A tradition first mainly for religious reasons and now for a much broader range of human interests and emotions. The “what”, “why” and “how” of each pilgrims story is truly personal, equally significant and life transforming but in some way we all share in the collective spirit that is the true heart of the camino.

So how does a girl growing up in La Jolla at the beach in Southern California find herself as a woman living in Spain –  passionate for Galicia and all things Camino. For me it was years of incredible coincidences or “synchronicities” that no matter where I was in the world the Camino called me. As they say in poker “I am all in”.  We will follow another ancient game that of the Knights Templar Juega da Oca or Game of the Goose with its mysterious and encrypted guide representing a different stage of the journey uncovering its hidden messages of secret signs that are still awaiting our discovery in the monuments, cathedrals and churches along the way. I am excited to share with you through Bo Camiño “TASTE IT” some of the history, culture, people,  gastronomy and treasures of this beautiful, vibrant, and alive pilgrim path.

We invite you to share in the traditions as told by its people and their love of gastronomy and wine. Experience the Camino through its amazing colors, flavors and tastes. Discover its symbols, legends and  enjoy its mysteries.  History embedded in stone walls and view landscapes of incredible beauty. Imagine yourself walking ancient stone paths through magical forests under the Compostela, known as, the “field of stars” and share in flavors that speak of the past. How could it remain a legend and perpetuated if each generation had no intimate reasons to believe? The more you come to know it the more you love it. Bo Camiño!

Thank you IMAXINA Video and German Limeres Photography for including me in such a fun and adventurous project discovering and enjoying more of the Camino!

Photograph: German Limeres http://www.germanlimeres.com

A Little Wine Time In Castilla y Leon

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The fall season has brought a time of change and the wine regions are alive with the activities of the harvest. This week “Gastronomy in the Camino” team will make another Adventure in GASTRONOMY this time outside of Galicia and onto Leon entering into the historic region of Castilla y Leon known for their “Picudo” wine.  Picudo, or translated Weevil, is a rare dark-skinned variety that slightly resembles Tempranillo and is native to the area Valdevimbre, with its Knolls on the banks of the River Cea, in Leon and occupies an area of 3,000 hectares of vineyard.

“The variety is used to create both deeply pigmented light rosés and reds, and can be found as single-variety wines or in blends with Tempranillo or Mencia .

Prieto means ‘dark’ in Spanish and most likely to Refers to the variety’s dark berries. Weevil means ‘pointed’, que Most probably references the grape’s small, compact bunches That taper at the end. The word Could Also reference the pine-nut shape of the variety’s berries.” – wine-searcher

Thank you wine-searcher and Megustas Castilla y Leon.es for some great wine information and your inspiring picture.  For more information please visit: http://www.megustascastillayleon.es