Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

As you know I have been living in Spain for the last couple of years and one thing I realised I was missing was the fish empanada (Empanada de Atún), a flavoursome pasty like creation available at every good bakery. It’s a lunchtime favourite for me when in Spain,...
Thanks Sarsons, I now pickle!

Thanks Sarsons, I now pickle!

I must confess that I have pickled chillies in the past after growing a glut of them one year, and it was pretty successful even if I say so myself. Yet making pickle is not something I practice or would claim to be an expert at, so when I was invited to a pickling...
Pasta Remoli AperiPasta & the Big Cheese!

Pasta Remoli AperiPasta & the Big Cheese!

I had the pleasure of being invited to Pasta Remoli to sample their fresh made pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham. Pasta Remoli is an interesting concept as it is a primarily a bar/restaurant but it also sells its pasta as cook at home take out. On arrival I hit...
Would you kill it to eat it?

Would you kill it to eat it?

Quite a question right? It’s one that divides even the most avid meat eaters, go on ask some meat eating friends ‘Would you kill it to eat it?’ You will find some saying ‘Yes, probably’ and some will reply in shock ‘No, never!’ I find this kind of strange. Being a...
Where will our food come from?

Where will our food come from?

It seems like there is a very open war going on between two factions in the world, and they are both after your food. First we have the organic only group who search out all food products which are as Mother Nature intended; in all their mud encrusted, oddly shaped or...
Real Spanish Food – Fideuá

Real Spanish Food – Fideuá

I was honoured and excited to be invited for lunch by a Spanish friend, Vicente. He had often talked to me about his recipe for Fideuá – a Valencian dish similar to paella but using pasta instead of rice. As is usual in Spain we were blessed with glorious sunshine and...