Food columnist Scott Figatner frequently writes restaurant reviews, food features and recipes for the The GW Hatchet. At GW, he studies English, journalism, and communication while working as a chef’s assistant for the university’s president. Garnering culinary skills during his employment at Kinkead’s, The Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria New Orleans, Citronelle and by cooking at home, Scott maintains a cooking blog called The Diary of My Stomach. He aims to entice the taste buds of others and elevate their perceptions of food to that which is an art form.
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Published 6:53 p.m. April 23, 2012
Bullfighting season in Madrid is in full swing. Matadors will kill hundreds of bulls in a spectacle many cannot endure.
Published 5:16 p.m. March 29, 2012
Scott's musings on the Spanish restaurant experience, dishing out wit and serving it dry.
Published 8:06 p.m. March 21, 2012
Prado discovered A Mona Lisa replica painted alongside Da Vinci by looking beneath the surface.
Published 6:48 p.m. March 11, 2012
The Spanish Cathedral Santiago de Compostela is a place where you can climb to the roof for a bit of fresh air, or see the world’s largest swinging air freshener inside.
Published 10:11 a.m. March 5, 2012
You say potato, I say Patatas Alioli! Learn how to make the classic and delicious Spanish tapa.
Published 4:35 p.m. February 23, 2012
The fates of gypsies in Europe are gloomy at best, yet a Parisian gypsy circus holds on to its culture in the face of deportation.
Published 5:14 p.m. February 13, 2012
Learn how to make Tortilla Española, one of Spain's most popular dishes.
Published 9:48 a.m. February 7, 2012
Barcelona y has the most cases of pick-pocketing in the world. Learn how to deceive the thieves.
Published 1:51 p.m. January 26, 2012
Although Madrid is the most populated city in Spain, it is also the largest with a wide range of expansive parks, vistas and majestic views.
Published 10:03 p.m. January 12, 2012
Writer Scott Figanter takes off for Spain, leaving behind his recipe for a very delicious dish!