Open-air markets in neighborhoods all over the city are a foodie’s paradise.
For foodies, the weekly markets of Basque Country provide a window on a rich cuisine traditionally produced at home or on fishing boats.
During harvest time in Basque markets, the pepper roaster and his Rube Goldberg contraption play a key role in the food chain.
After the day-trippers leave, one can almost hear the echo of centuries past. What varies in each place are the modern amenities.
Far less touristy than the more oft-visited San Sebastián, Bilbao offers fine art, exquisite cuisine and a gracious pace.
Strict rules confine the production of this worldwide favorite to a small region in France, where the cows live a pampered life.