Carrillada is a melt in your mouth, get up and dance, and smack yourself in the head for not having eaten this earlier type of food. Yes, it is that good. What is carrillada, you ask? Simply put, it is cheek-- beef cheek is carrillada de ternera, pork cheek is carrillada de … [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!
Many people visit Spain and wrongly assume that Spanish food is lacking in the vegetable department. I can understand their thinking-- a pork driven culture with some of the best cheese around makes Spain an easy meat lover’s paradise, but what about the vegetarians out there? … [Read more...]
Try An Ice Cold Watermelon Cooler To Cool Down This Summer! When Ale and I went to Mexico last summer, we surprisingly found ourselves passing up cocktails and cervezas for the amazingly refreshing Agua de Sandia. Agua de Sandia literally translates to "water of watermelon" … [Read more...]
I hated gazpacho the first time I tried it. I was having lunch with my host family in Granada when my host mom, Josefina, plopped down a big glass of orange gazpacho. Josefina, despite her claims to have once owned a restaurant, was not known among the study abroad students … [Read more...]
Berenjenas Fritas con Miel I miss the tapas in Seville every day. No matter what anyone tries to tell me, the tapas culture just isn't the same here in Madrid! Sure, I know where to find a decent tapa, but I find that they are much more expensive and the good places are … [Read more...]