In Food Heaven

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Can you see this lady’s glasses?
image[5]image[4]image[3]image[2]image[1]imageTraditional Galician food: boiled octopus seasoned with salt, spicy paprika and olive oil. So so good!
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Yesterday we enjoyed a delicious home-cooked lunch by Jose’s mother. This ham leg casually sitting in her kitchen is entirely for her!
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Potato salad with tuna, egg, olives, tomato and green beans.
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The white asparagus were delicious!
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Homemade pickled capsicum. This was my favorite dish! Amazing with bread.image[4]
For dessert, fresh cheese with honey and walnuts. Seriously, I can’t even!
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The preparations for melon gazpacho. Ingredients include: melon, green tomatoes, cucumber, water, olive oil, some white bread, salt and pepper.
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This bakery bakes ham and bread in the same giant oven.
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A traditional sweet bread:image[11]
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These kids are always asking for bread!
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Spain has turned me from a wannabe vegan to a full-blown carnivore. I’m afraid there’s no going back. image[2]image[6]
The most amazing roast vegetable salad. Never tasted anything similar. YUM. image[9]
Tuna and capsicum empanada. I asked Jose why the dough is so orange and he explained that the juice from cooking the capsicum and onion filling is added to the empanada dough mixture. Also, that each area of Galicia has their own style of Empanada. This specific one is from here.  image[8]image[7]image[5]image[4]
For dessert, the sweet bread from earlier and a diabetes inducing ice-cream sandwich cake made from Nutella, margarine and melted chocolate. image[3]

8 comments

  1. Welcome in the Mediterranean area! (Although Galicia is on the “other” coast :p ) Countries like Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, they all have very rich and different culinary traditions, but all shares this love for artisanal bread, fresh products, olive oil. Embrace yourself, you’ll see amazing things here, like kids who love vegetables! :D

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  2. I’m starving now! I love Spanish food. My friends also have this ham sitting in their kitchen. In Greece we eat a lot of octopus, and we have the desert with honey and walnuts, only with thick yogurt instead of cheese. But everything else looks delicious as well.

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