Boqueria Tapas (Clapham) review

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Cataluña, Reviews | 0 comments

Hi all!

One of the reasons to start this blog was helping British tapas lovers to find the “real” thing in Tapas available London. We were told that Boqueria Tapas was one of the “must go” in London and so we did, and this is our review of our experience in the Clapham restaurant.

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Canelones, a catalan classic by Alba Torres

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Cataluña, Recipes | 3 comments

Canelones, a catalan classic by Alba Torres

Canelones (“Canelons” in Catalan) come from Italy, but they have become a Catalan classic to the point that during the Boxing Day (Dec 26th, day of Saint Stephen) is the meal that any catalan family will have. It’s said that this is to use the leftovers from the Chritmas day Escudella, which is the catalan christmas soup and stew.

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Crema Catalana Recipe, the most popular Spanish dessert

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Cataluña, Desserts, Recipes | 1 comment

“La crema catalana” is one of the most famous Spanish desserts. It will appear in most of the restaurants menus, and chances are that yourself have got it many times in your visits to the Iberian peninsula.

There’s the French versions, of course,  the “Crème Brûlée“, but we will use the traditional catalan recipe, share by Santi from “Restaurant la Pepita“.

It’s super easy to prepare and super tasty.

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Spanish Pinchos, everything you need to know

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Basque Country, Pinchos | 0 comments

What are Pinchos

Pinchos translation to English would be “Sticks”. And that’s because “Pinchos” are a unique kind of Tapas made in the Basque Country, which are basically a slice of bread (like a Baguette), with something in the top of it and all crossed by a toothpick. That’s why they are called “Sticks”. Easy, isn’t it?

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The authentic Paella recipe unveiled

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in By Regions, Featured, Paella, Recipes, Tapas, Valencia | 4 comments

The authentic Paella recipe unveiled

When it comes to Tapas and Spanish food, the King is “la Paella”. And the Paella is not touristic bulls**t. Paella is the real thing!

The famous "Paella de la Pepita" serving 2 people

The famous “Paella de la Pepita” serving 2 people

The most popular version of Paella is the Fish and Seafood Paella (as the one you can see in the picture above from Casa Pepita, but todayw e are going to learn about the Authentic paella: The Valencian (as for Valencia) paella, made with meat and vegetables.

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The “chorizo bread from” Asturias: Bollu Preñau

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Asturias, Featured, Recipes, Tapas | 0 comments

The “chorizo bread from” Asturias: Bollu Preñau

Where I come from, Asturias, the “BOLLU PREÑAU” is a traditional snack / tapa that we have in all the festivities and outdoor parties at the country side, always with a glass of Asturian Cider (which is different to the British version of the cider).

In the cities, like Oviedo or Gijon you will find them as tapa at any bar or “Cider house” you enter.

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