Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter Week) in Spain is a big deal. From the famous processions in Seville and Malaga to the days off that both kids and adults enjoy, it's a time of year that everyone has marked on the calendar! My favorite part of Semana Santa in Spain? The … [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!
Pan con tomate, also known in Spain as pan tumaca or pa amb tomàquet in Catalan, is toasted bread topped with juicy tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and salt. In Spain, pan con tomate is (almost!) its own food group. Its rich social value lies in its use as a favorite … [Read more...]
The first time I tried Spanish lentejas con chorizo I was studying abroad in Granada. My host mom, Josefina, served me a heaping plate of hot lentil soup, and proceeded to add a healthy splash of sherry vinegar. My first bite of Josefina's lentejas was memorable-- she wasn't a … [Read more...]
One of the first sauces I've learned in culinary school in Spain is salsa de tomate -- a classic Spanish tomato sauce recipe. What makes Spanish tomato sauce different than other versions is the use of onions and carrots-- and also a sneaky sprinkle of flour. I'll be … [Read more...]
My introduction to Spanish alioli was during a warm summer evening while dining out with friends on one of Madrid’s terrazas. My group of friends – a mix of Colombians, Spaniards, and Americans – had ordered patatas bravas, Spanish-style fried potatoes smothered in two dipping … [Read more...]