Tag Archives: Pays Basque

Axoa d’Espelette

This version of the classic veal and beef based specialty of the Basque countries is named for the town of  Espelette, which produces the famous ground chile powder that is one of the trademarks of Basque cooking.  In Espelette, the … Continue reading

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In the vineyards of Irouleguy

The tiny Basque town of  Irouleguy and its red roofed church are perched in the foothills of the Atlantic Pyrenees almost within sight of the Bay of Biscay.  The vineyards that make up the AOC encircle the town, lining the … Continue reading

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