There's a vegetable whisperer in Spain...

There's a vegetable whisperer in Spain...

...and his name is Rodrigo de la Calle. I met the Michelin-starred chef at Hotel Villa Magna a few months ago, and discovered a weird and wonderful variety of treats, from creamy lichen and beetroot macarons to quinoa croquettes and citrus caviar. My tastebuds will never be the same. My story about Rodrigo can be found here on The Daily Beast. And you should definitely follow his supremely entertaining Twitter and Instagram accounts. They make me want to actually, you know, buy vegetables.

Ever-tempting beetroot macarons—and I don't even normally like beets! From Rodrigo de la Calle's Instagram.

Ever-tempting beetroot macarons—and I don't even normally like beets! From Rodrigo de la Calle's Instagram.

Oh, the places you'll go (on Amtrak)!

Oh, the places you'll go (on Amtrak)!

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