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...]
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!
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...]
I'm obsessed with soup. In fact, it's one of the things I most miss about living in the US, where you can always depend on a restaurant to offer at least one soup on the menu, and often an additional soup of the day. Here in Spain soups are usually an option for the first course … [Read more...]
I love clams. Growing up in New England how could you not? Some of my best childhood memories are of the few times we went clamming in Cape Cod, an adventurous experience that involved a speed boat and hours of digging. But we were always rewarded by a festive clambake, complete … [Read more...]