Paellas and Arroces

delicious Paella

The Spanish word Arroz (rice) derives from the Arabic Ar-ruzz . It may have been known in the Iberian Peninsula before the arrival of the Arabs in 711 however this Asiatic wonder was extensively planted by Berbers first in the area of Seville and later on around Valencia and Southern Catalonia, in Mediterranean Spain.

Gazpachuelo – Sophistication itself

gazpachuelo

Now that regional Spanish food has become updated and fashionable and is often cooked by top chefs, it is worthwhile looking for good recipes, which more often than not are unknown outside their locality.  This is the case of Gazpachuelo, a classic recipe from Málaga. On our way to Gaucín, a beautiful village  up in … Read more

Buenvino Chestnut Puree Recipe

buenvino chestnut recipe

I had lunch today with Sam and Jeannie Chesterton at the magical world of Buenvino, their unique property and hotel at the heart of the Sierra de Aracena, in Western Andalusia. Buenvino has been for decades a place to write, to paint and to dream surrounded by chestnut trees and wild flowers, a place to … Read more

Canalones a la Catalana

Surprise, surprise, one of the most popular foods among young Spaniards is pasta which today is prepared, like in most countries, following best known Italian recipes. Long gone are the days in which with some exceptions in Catalonia, macarrones con tomate y chorizo or with carne picada (mincemeat), recipes well adapted to the ‘Spanish taste’ … Read more

All about Spanish Food

spanish food facts

Spanish food has been encapsulated in what has become known as ‘Mediterranean’ and yet only half of the country can be strictly considered as such. The north of Spain is green. It is affected by the Atlantic Ocean and heavy yearly rainfall while the luminosity and intense blue coloured skies of the south are magical … Read more

Top 10 Interesting Spanish Food Facts

Spanish cuisine is a melting pot of cultures, flavours and ingredients: Greek, Roman, Jewish and Moorish. It has been enriched by the climate, geology and spectacular topography of the country which has encouraged a variety of regional food traditions known as Cocinas : Basque, Galician, Castilian, Andalusian, Catalan and others. Food in Spain has been … Read more

Delicious Spanish Fruit Recipes

spanish fruit recipe

Fresh Fruit Spanish Recipes in the Modern and Traditional Kitchens of Spain Oranges and lemons, quinces, pomegranates and strawberries, melons and watermelons, grapes and apples frequently appear in traditional and modern Spanish recipes. Leaving desserts aside, some of these recipes are in their own right first courses or main courses that  add to the table … Read more