From the Kitchen of

a culinary Adventurer...

Welcome to WHISK & SPATULA



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Hi! I’m Yosmar Monique Martinez and I’m the cookbook author and food enthusiast behind WHISK & SPATULA, the ultimate destination for home chefs and food lovers to learn a thing or two about cooking, cooking tools and food in general.

I believe that everyone, with a bit of experimentation and guidance, has the ability to unleash their potential in the kitchen and to create incredible food experiences.  In addition, I have visited more than 50 countries and I’m always eager to replicate dishes I’ve encountered throughout my travels and share my knowledge and discoveries with others.

After teaching more than a decade, I've published my first cookbook, Tastes of the CaminoWinner of a Best in the World Gourmand World Cookbook award, this book features recipes of the foods I encountered while walking the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, an ancient pilgrimage route in Northern Spain.   Representing various towns and villages from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, the thirty recipes will wow your senses and give you a look into the food culture of the Camino and Spain. This is yet another way I hope to share my inherent culinary curiosity with an even wider set of people.


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 Do you want to learn more about Spanish food and ingredients and their traditions?

Do you want to meet a supportive community of Iberian-focused food lovers?

Do you want to share your culinary adventures with other like-minded home chefs?

Then join the conversation at Let’s Cook Spain! - a community of food enthusiasts that want to partake in, share and celebrate the glorious culinary culture of the Iberian peninsula. 


put on the apron and

learn how to "wow"!

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Want to try one of my recipes at home?  Interested in reading more about my favorite culinary destinations around the world?  Then check out one of the blog categories below for recent posts. Enjoy!