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  • June 16th_ International Tapas Day

    In 2010 tapas were acknowledged internationally when UNESCO declared it as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Tapas are considered healthy food, also conservation of traditional and artisanal activities. Many different civilations were…

  • Tapas History

    Some people do believe that tapas started in Andalusian taverns (southern province of Spain). The word “tapa” can be translated as “cover”. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the…

  • Gambas al ajillo (Prawns with garlic)

    1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil4-5 garlic cloves, minced or sliced1-2 dry red chillies500 gr./1 lbs prawns, peeled and deveinedsaltfresh ground pepper4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped Usually served as a Tapa,…

  • Serving canned food at a dinner party. Yes, you can!

    You may already know that is Spain canned see food is very popular. If you like cooking and canning  your recipes, it will be very easy for you to organize an unexpected…

  • Piquillo peppers jam (Mermelada de pimientos de piquillo)

    300 gr or 2 1/5 cups of piquillo peppers or red peppers150 gr or 1/2 cup sugar80 ml or 5 1/2 wine vinegar80 ml or 5 1/2 waterRemove seeds from piquillo peppers…

  • Cod Fritters (Buñuelos de Bacalao)

    250 gr of desalted cod  1/2 green pepper  1 clove of garlic  200 g flour  10 g yeast  1 egg  50 g butter  200 ml milk  vinegar  olive oil  sal Melt the…
  • Spicy Romesco sauce with potatoes (Salsa Romesco con patatas.

    5 large chillies10 roasted almonds6 roasted hazelnuts 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 thick slice of country bread3 tomatoes 1 clove garlicparsley1/2 lemon juice1 tablespoon of white winesaltRemove the seeds and stems from the chillies.…

  • Asparagus Wrapped in Jamón Serrano (Espárragos Envueltos en Jamón Serrano)

    1 bunch fresh asparagus spears12 long, thin slices of jamón serranoJuice of 1 lemonextra virgin olive oil1 rosemary stemblack ground pepperDip the fresh asparagus in hot water and boil for 2 minutes.…

  • Clams with Artichokes (Almejas con Alcachofas)

    20 preserved artichokes2 garlic cloves3 – 4 tbsp olive oil1 glass of water + artichokes liquid1 tbsp flour1/2 glass of white wine24 clean clamspinenuts or chopped almondssalt and pepperDrain the artichoke and…

  • Quinoa bites with Alioli (Bocados de Quinoa con Alioli)

    2 cups _12 oz _ 340 g cooked quinoa4 large eggs1/3 cup_5 oz  _15 g fresh chives1 white onion1/3 cup _ 5 oz _ 15 g grated Manchego cheese 3 cloves garlic1/2 cup…