Spring is in the air and that means I'm in the mood to cook! The local markets are starting to fill up with new goodies (think strawberries, asparagus, peas and the very first cherries-- my favorite!) and the longer days mean I have more energy to start making dinner at 8pm (such … [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!
Pinchos morunos are a welcome addition of spice and excitement to tapas menus all around Spain. These savory kebabs break the general rules of Spanish simplicity by soaking in a marinade of up to 20 different spices! The story behind this popular Spanish pincho is fascinating, … [Read more...]
Patatas aliñadas is one of those dishes that doesn't necessarily impress at first glance. It's the type of recipe that is completely unforgiving when made with mediocre ingredients, and quite possibly one of the reasons many people return from Spain without truly understanding … [Read more...]
The history of salt cod (bacalao/bacalhau/baccalà) is fascinating. It's one of the most traditional dishes in Spain, Portugal and Italy-- but cod is found nowhere near our coasts! The story of cod is long and complicated, and nowadays eating the fish itself is very controversial … [Read more...]
When I saw this traditional Catalan recipe for chicken and shrimp, I knew I just had to make it. Mar i muntanya (surf and turf) is a typical concept in Catalan cuisine and combines the wonders of Catalan geography--amazing seafood and delicious mountain fare. … [Read more...]