When I first started working at the wonderful Ristorante di Paolo I was immediately drawn to one of pastry chef Ellen Darabi's famous desserts: Lemon Olive Oil Cake. The idea of baking a cake with olive oil sounded a bit strange to me at the time, and I wasn't sure how the strong … [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!
Ham Croquettes: The Ultimate Spanish Recipe to Impress Your Friends Everyone likes croquettes even if they don't know it quite yet. Wikipedia defines them as small fried food rolls and who in their right mind could find something wrong with that? There is a croquette for … [Read more...]
A Typical October in Massachusetts Brilliant reds and oranges brighten the countryside, and driving to work suddenly seems that much more bearable. At home, we begin to eat some of our favorite foods-- rich and creamy concoctions that have been in hibernation for most of the … [Read more...]
Despite the small kitchen, uneven oven, lack of measuring cups and scale, and 2 pans of completely different sizes, I went against my better judgement and made it anyway. I mean, no birthday is complete without a good birthday cake and Cadiz isn't exactly famous for its baked … [Read more...]
Salmorejo is something you'll find on menus throughout Spain, but the best salmorejo is always found in the south. On a hot day, there is nothing more refreshing and satisfying than a bowl of cold salmorejo-- it's a must try if visiting Spain! The first time I wrote about … [Read more...]