This is a special way of growing onions that is practised in the Valls district of Catalonia, Spain — two hours to the south-west of Barcelona. Fully grown white onion bulbs are planted in the fall, let grow for a few months, then gathered and stored. They are then replanted the next fall. They sit…
Classic Spanish Tortilla Recipe
This makes a great brunch dish.
Ensaimada is a bread made from sweetened, yeast-risen dough, (like a sort of brioche) made in Spain, and in the Philippines. Per loaf, you use about 1 cup (8 oz / 225 g) of butter, ¾ cup (6 oz / 175 g) of sugar and 8 egg yolks. You make a creamed mixture, then add…
Gran Torres is made in Spain from Valencia orange peel steeped in aged brandy, flavoured with herbs such as thyme and rosemary, and with orange blossom honey. Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coffee and molasses also add to the flavour. It is aged in oak barrels. Its orange flavour is more subtle than in other orange liqueurs;…
Horchata de Chufas
Horchata is a Spanish, non-alcoholic drink made from Tigernuts. The nuts are soaked for 24 hours, then whizzed in a blender with the same water they soaked in. The mixture is sweetened with sugar, then chilled and served over ice with a sprig of mint. History Notes Started being about made the late 1600s. Horchata…
Pepper Omelette Recipe
This take on an omelette, from the Basque region of Spain, is sexy enough for dinner.
Piquillo Peppers are jarred red peppers from Spain. They are very mild and sweet, and have charred remnants of skin on them. They are grown around Lodosa in the Ebro River (“Ribera del Ebro”) Valley in Navarre, northern Spain. The eight villages in the production area are Andosilla, Ázagra, Cárcar, Lerín, Lodosa, Mendavia, San Adrián…
Potato and Zucchini Frittata Recipe
A hearty frittata.
Sherry Vinegar is a vinegar made from a blend of wines from Palomino Fino grapes. It is aged for a minimum of six years in wooden barrels that previously held sherry. The barrels are arranged in tiers, with the oldest vinegar being in the bottom row and the youngest vinegar being in the barrels on…
This is a Spanish recipe, called Buñuelos de espinacas. It is often made as part of an assortment of tapas.