Contrary to what some may think, Spaniards have no problem with a meatless diet. Despite the fact that the country is famous for pork products, some of Spain's most famous dishes are fish or vegetable based. Spain's incredible coastline and countless farms and greenhouses mean … [Read more...]
I love to cook and my recipes are a reflection of the Spanish classics (mostly from my Andalusian mother-in-law) and my love for travel. For simple Spanish recipes with an occasional twist, you're in the right place!
I'm a big fan of any sweet that is soaked in honey-- and luckily Andalusian cuisine includes quite a few! I'd tasted honey soaked torrijas (similar to French toast) and pestiños (aniseed infused fritters topped with honey or sugar), but I'd never even heard of the delicious … [Read more...]
Note: I originally wrote this article for a website called Vaya Madrid which, unfortunately, shut down in 2016 Each year more and more people are visiting Spain for its food. They have their Michelin guide downloaded to their iPad, have read all the most recent food blogs, … [Read more...]
One of the most delicious desserts I tasted in Tenerife was a traditional Canarian flan. I have a love-hate relationship with flan-- sometimes it's incredibly rich and creamy, and other times it's like dry scrambled eggs. But in when I heard that quesillo Canario was a must try … [Read more...]
Pisto is basically the Spanish version of ratatouille (stewed vegetables), and it's one of my husband's favorite dishes. It sounds remarkably simple, but like most simple dishes in Spain there are excellent versions and terrible ones. The trick, as usual, is the quality of your … [Read more...]