Tomorrow, I will be traveling with my husband to Barcelona for a little vacation. Neither of us has visited Spain before, so we’re both really excited! Jay is looking forward to shooting photos of Gaudi’s creative examples of Modernisme architecture, while I am anticipating the exploration of Barcelona’s culinary scene. I’ve only recently begun to investigate Spanish gastronomic traditions. Until now, my knowledge of Spain’s culinary delicacies was pretty limited. Paella, Sangria, and a few basic Tapas were the extent of my Spanish recipe repertoire. While those are all wonderful things, I know that there’s so much more to Spanish cuisine! I can’t wait to find out first hand!
I’ll be sure to post stories, photos, and (hopefully) recipes after we return from our trip early next week. In the meantime, here is a video of famous Spanish chef, Jose Andres, preparing one of my new favorite Spanish recipes. I make it quite frequently because it’s simple and full of flavor. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack…you get the picture :-). I love to eat it with some crusty bread or homemade flour tortillas (even though they’re Mexican, and not Spanish), and a cold beer at any meal other than breakfast. The video is pretty self-explanatory, but if you’d like the actual written recipe, let me know, and I can send it to you. In Jose’s cookbook, Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America, there is also a similar recipe which also includes potatoes. I can’t wait to try that one!