Tras encontrarnos con un apasionante reportaje sobre la gastronomía tradicional vasca en los USA, hemos descubierto que han publicado otros reportajes sobre temas vascos. Dedicados, qué casualidad, a dos de los temas que tradicionalmente han sido señas de identidad vasca en el exterior: la violencia y la gastronomía. Sólo faltaba un reportaje sobre el Athletic y otro sobre el Guggenheim Bilbao, para cerrar el círculo de los asuntos de mayor proyección internacional que hemos tenido los vascos en los últimos años.

Les dejamos aquí las referencias a estos artículos. Es verdad que los referentes a la violencia son antiguos, de 2007, pero creemos que poseen un notable interés.

Smithsonian – Enero/20o7 – USA

Peace at Last?

The first blast reverberated through the old quarter of San Sebastián at one o’clock in the afternoon. It rattled the windows of the ornate buildings around the 18th-century Santa Maria del Coro church and sent a flock of pigeons into the sky. We were standing in a cobblestone plaza outside one of the town’s most famous pintxos—tapas—bars, La Cuchara de San Telmo, eating braised rabbit and sipping red Rioja wine when we heard it. A minute later came a second explosion, and then a third. “Let’s go see what’s happening,” said my companion, Gabriella Ranelli de Aguirre, an American tour operator married to a San Sebastián native, who has been living there for nearly 20 years.

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Smithsonian – Enero/20o7 – USA

Mixing Terrorism and Tourism

It’s great! When I was at Newsweek for many years I was doing mostly conflict and combat reporting, and so this kind of story is a great contrast. I’ve got a couple of kids now and I’m really trying to scale down that danger zone stuff. The good thing about Basque country was that it did have that element of terrorism and conflict, but it was all in the past for the most part. That meant there was a good back story to be told.

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Smithsonian – 26/3/2012 – USA

Your Guide to Basquing in the Old West

Louis Basque Corner is one of the rare restaurants in Nevada that serves Basque cuisine Read more:

The California gold rush brought the first Basque immigrants to the United States in the 1840s. After the gold dried up, many of their descendants stayed in the Central Valley region, turning to the more stable professions of ranching and sheepherding.  The modern community is tight-knit and proud of their heritage; the Kern County Basque Club throws one of California’s largest Basque festivals every year in an exhibition of traditional dances, pelota (Basque handball) matches and music by bands who travel from the home country.

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