PIMIENTOS DE PADRÓN

One of my first tapas experiences was in an underground bar near the Plaza Mayor in Madrid back in 2009. It was there that I partook in the customary coming together of Spanish friends to share food: Elena, Carlos, Esther, Moises, Maria, Alicia, Fran, Miguel and me, a chubby red-faced Englishman recently arrived. I don’t…

PULPO

Eight legs, scores of suckers, a beak like mouth, a toothed tongue, can change its shape to fit in any space, and is considered a delicacy in countries from Europe to Asia. The Maldives braise the beast in curry leaves, chilli and spices (Miruhulee boava), the Japanese use it in sushi, takoyaki and akashiyaki, and…