Happy International Sherry Week everyone! It's that time of year again, when wine lovers around the world celebrate one of the most unique and undervalued wine regions. It's also time for the annual "Pour and Pair" competition, in which 20 bloggers are given different sherries by … [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!
Before living in Spain I'd had my fair share of fried calamari (I still miss the Rhode Island style squid I grew up on -- dripping in butter and spicy banana peppers), but I'd rarely eaten calamari (or squid or cuttlefish for that matter) any other way. Here in Spain the … [Read more...]
If you've spent any significant amount of time in Spanish tapas bars, you've probably experienced the joy of patatas bravas. This classic, cheap tapa is a simple combination of fried potatoes and salsa brava: a bright red, slightly spicy condiment that elevates it to the next … [Read more...]
Today Melissa shares one of the most popular tapas recipes in Spain-- a patatas bravas recipe you'll be sure to make again and again! Fried potatoes are one of those foods that transcend cultural boundaries and national borders. How many countries claim their own variation, … [Read more...]
If you've spent any time at all in Spain, you know that here the bocadillo reigns supreme. This simple sandwich is the staple of lunch, merienda and many an improvised dinner... not to mention midnight snack time. While it can be stuffed with all manner of fillings, one of the … [Read more...]