PATATAS BRAVAS

A potato by any other name would still taste as good. Sometimes I really can’t be bothered to think about what I want to eat when I’m in a tapas bar. Or sometimes I just find myself in a tapas bar and think ‘I should eat something.’ Sometimes I just want to stuff my face…

BACALAO

For as long as I can remember I have been extolling my personal proclivity towards devouring, with gusto, dead animals. I’m the biggest animal lover I know, well, one of them, but I’m still a Homo sapiens who adores being an omnivore. Meat, seafood, vegetables, fungi, pickled things, fermented things, raw things, braised things, boiled,…

SIDRA

“If we lose paradise because of an apple, we get it back through cider.” – Asturian proverb When we think of tapas, we are inherently drawn to images of food-laden plates of chorizo and paella, juicy croquetas and slices of burgundy-coloured jamón ibérico. However, here in Spain, drinks are as much a part of tapas…

PESCADO FRITO

There are few greater pleasures and gastronomically correct senses of place in Spain than sitting by the quietly lapping shoreline of the Mediterranean whilst nibbling on plates of freshly fried fish, sprinkled with some tart drops of lemon juice, and served with a superbly chilled bottle of white wine or manzanilla. Pescado frito translates literally…