The Real Spanish Tortilla Recipe

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Featured, Recipes | 0 comments

The Real Spanish Tortilla Recipe

There are not two equal Spanish Tortillas (or how we call them “Tortilla de Patatas”). Each one is different: some put onion, some put a little bit of garlic, some people put milk! Some will cut the potatoes in dices, some in cubes some in slices… well, it’s been hard to figure out what way is the best. That’s why lately at home we have been mastering the art of Tortilla Making. As someone said “Making a Spanish Tortilla is simple. Making a great Tortilla, is not!”.

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The secrets of Spanish Clay Pot Cooking

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Cataluña, Featured | 1 comment

In my last trip home to Barcelona for Holidays I got this beauty:

spanish-clay-pot-cassole-cazuela

A clay pot. A Cassole, or “Cazuela” in spanish, the pot that is used for most of my favorite recipes.

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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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The Real Origin of Tapas

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Featured, Tapas | 0 comments

The Real Origin of Tapas

We all love enjoying tapas, but… what does “tapas” mean and where does the name come from? Let’s find out where this tradition comes from.

The first thing to know is that, surprisingly for many English people, “Tapas” means “lids, as in”removable covers”.

The explanation is simple: Tapas come from slices of bread or cold meat (like “Jamon” or chorizo) that where put on the top of the wine jars and cups in the taverns during the Spanish Golden Age.

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