All About Spanish Paprika

Paprika (pimentón in Spanish) is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in Spanish cuisine. There are many different varieties of paprika including sweet, bittersweet, and hot, each with their own distinctive smell and taste. And they are used to flavour and add colour to many typical Spanish recipes. Sun-dried or smoked? Pimentón…

Spanish Saffron – The World’s Most Expensive Spice

The ancient and mystical spice known as Saffron has been treasured by civilizations across thousands of years. On its journey through the ages, it has been at the centre of war, murder and treachery, and has caused economical booms and political conflicts. Best known for its culinary use, saffron has also been utilised for medicine,…

Spanish Chorizo

Spanish Chorizo is a cold meat sausage that originated in Spain and has also spread to other Latin American countries in different variations. Chorizo is the most traditional sausage in Spain. It is made up of chopped pork meat and pork fat and then paprika, either sweet or spicy, is added to the mixture to…

1080 Recipes

Title: 1080 Recipes Author: Simone Ortega, Ines Ortega Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd Hardcover: 848 pages Every kitchen bookshelf needs a timeless classic and 1080 Recipes (original title 1080 Recetas) by Simone and Ines Ortega is a recently updated Spanish classic that should feature on the shelf of every aspiring cook. It is like a Spanish…

Inside the Spanish Kitchen

The traditional Spanish kitchen is instantly recognizable. From from the pots and pans that hang from the tiled walls, and the tins, bottles and jugs that adorn the shelves; to the cured serrano hams and chorizo sausages that act as hanging decorations as well as ingredients, all are sure signs that you have wandered into…