Posts Tagged ‘Food’

 

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by by Valerie

In The Garlic Reloaded: El Desayuno

The Second Breakfast is a key feature of Spanish life.

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Posted on December 16th, 2012 by by Theresa

Confessions of a jamón-eating “vegetarian”

I’m not really a back-sliding vegetarian as I’ve never given up fish. In Spain, though, not eating meat is pretty close to being one; a vegetarian that is. What really marked me out as a ‘veggie’ over the years was my baffling refusal to eat Serrano ham – especially the premium quality stuff cured from […]

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Posted on December 21st, 2011 by by Theresa

Spanish Christmas Customs 4 – The Big Bun

Roscón de Reyes “Mm, look what I’ve bought,” says Francisco every January 5, thrusting under my nose a giant ring-shaped bun with a few bits of red and green candied peel stuck on top and a plastic toy hidden somewhere inside for me to break a tooth on.  I fail to show much enthusiasm  . […]

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Posted on October 22nd, 2011 by by Theresa

Muffled prawns, please: the best Spanish menu ever.

Oh, how we laughed. It’d been a long time since any of us had browsed such an inscrutable menu.  We worked out most of the items, though we did have a problem with ‘black poplars’ (the bilingual among you, start racking your brains …). I won’t spoil your fun. Here is a sample of the […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by admin

Turning Your Tortilla

Making a truita de patates (tortilla de patatas / Spanish omelette) is dead easy.  You fry the diced potatoes in olive oil till soft. You beat the eggs in a bowl, with salt. You cook the mixture in the frying pan on one side. And then you turn it – and end up with a […]

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