The 36 Hours In … video series on NYTimes.com is a well-produced travel guide, but with the recent Bilbao episode, I am seeing a pattern. The evidence, if you will…
“The culinary concept here is to take simple, local ingredients that have traditional preparations and use modern cooking techniques.”
“We have Vietnamese roots. We take that tradition and appreciate it, but create a lot of new and different stuff.”
West Palm Beach:“It’s a multi-generational town where young and old meet.”
“What I love about Vienna is the mixture of old and new.”
Finally, the Lisbon episode does it three times!
“You have a very modern city that has a very special relationship to history.”
For once, I want to see somebody say, “Screw the past. We’re doing this new school, old man.”