Paella Santa Maria

Paella Santa Maria is a meal inspired by the agriculture of the Santa Maria Valley. Cooked over a fire fueled by the wood of red oak and pine cones fallen by time and weather. this dish is a reflection of people present and past and the climate that influenced their eating. this dish is a reflection of people present and past and the climate that influenced their eating. this dish is a reflection of people present and past and the climate that influenced their eating. this dish is a reflection of people present and past and the climate that influenced their eating.

Summer In Spain Part 2

The morning sun shining through the small windows at the top of the room served as a wake-up call for my first day. I was still wrapped in the blanket someone had laid on me just four hours ago. Sleep had not come easy and there wasn’t much of it, so getting out of bed…

Summer in Spain Part 1

After three years of cooking in Manhattan I was done. Burned out by seventy to eighty hour work weeks, the World Trade Center disaster and a relationship destroyed by tragedy. Not really knowing what to do, I just went home, quickly finding a job at a small local restaurant in the Santa Maria valley After…