Melissa and I share a soft spot for Argentine empanadas, having both studied abroad in Buenos Aires (in my case, many years ago!). I love Spanish empanadas as well, but there is something magical about a good Argentine style baked empanada. I'm so happy Melissa decided to share … [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!
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...]
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...]