Tapas Culture: A Spanish Tradition

When you go to Spain, you may discover your drinks are served alongside some great-tasting snacks or appetizers presented on small plates. This is the traditional way of serving drinks in Spain and many bars across the country still maintain this habit of serving a free tapa with every drink. Tapas culture has become a…

1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada

1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada March 24-25, 2018 Join us as we sample the culinary delights of one of Granada’s prettiest villages. Taking part is a ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ is a great way to get to know the bars, restaurants and food of a town or village. The idea is simple:…

From Jellied Eels to All-i-Pebre

Guest food blogger, Hannah Schlotter faces an old adversary as she bravely navigates the slippery world of eels in Valencia. Standing in the Dasi Dasi kitchen, I feel deliciously content. In front of the house, sweeping through the pine forest, you hit the Mediterranean sea. Open the back door and the albufera stretches out ahead,…

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…

Chorizo a la Sidra

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Chorizo a la Sidra is a tapas dish commonly found in Asturias in Northern Spain where cider is the beverage of choice. Like any recipe, the best results can be obtained by using the finest ingredients. So, choose a good quality cooking chorizo rather than the ready-to-eat dry-cured…

Pisto Manchego

Region: Castilla–La Mancha Serves: 2 This traditional pisto manchego recipe can be traced back to the historical La Mancha region and is often compared to the French dish ratatouille. As with many traditional dishes of this type, the recipe and method can vary from kitchen to kitchen. Like many traditional pisto manchego recipes, this version…

Churros Recipe

Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes There are not many better ways to start the day by indulging in these long sticks of sugary dough, dipped in an indulgent chocolate sauce. Churros are eaten all over Spain (and beyond). In fact, they are something of a national institution. If you have been to Spain…

Gazpacho Recipe

Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes for bread and eggs Chilling time: 1-2 hours Gazpacho is one of the most famous Spanish recipes. It is eaten all over Spain but originated in Andalucia. Once tasted it is hard not to be seduced by the succulent and refreshing flavours of this dish. There are many…