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!”.Read More
In my last trip home to Barcelona for Holidays I got this beauty:
A clay pot. A Cassole, or “Cazuela” in spanish, the pot that is used for most of my favorite recipes.Read More
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 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More