Whitewine Stewed Ribs

Quite a traditional Spanish dish. You would do a stew like this in winter with the remainers of ribs and other bones you would find around in the fridge (modern times) or had salted previously (traditional times). But anyways easy and delicious What you need (serves 2) 4 pieces of ribs (aprox 400g) 4 potatoesContinue reading “Whitewine Stewed Ribs”

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Cocido Madrileño

It is so frosty outside. Anything that helps to warm up during these days is more than welcome. Although you might think that Spain is a sunny summer paradise, most regions in the counrty can easily drop below 0° C in winter. Well the cititzens from the capital city Madrid have their perfect recipe toContinue reading “Cocido Madrileño”

Stuffat Tal-Fenek

Stuffat Tal-Fenek is one of the ost iconic Maltese dishes. This dish consists on a slow cooked rabbit stew with garlic and wine. Here we go. What you need (serves 2) 2 pieces of rabbit 5 dents garlic 1 carrot 1 tomato 1/4 red bell pepper 1/2 bottle red wine salt and pepper bay leaveContinue reading “Stuffat Tal-Fenek”

Creamy Seafood Chowder

The cold months containing an ‘R’ in their spelling (like January or February) are said to be the best ones for seafood. It seem like that shrimps, crabs, etc grow best in colder waters and that is why you should take advantage to have some of those in he cold season. Preferrably in a hotContinue reading “Creamy Seafood Chowder”

Goulash

Before the summer heat finally breaks through let’s enjoy some savoury Hungarian delicacy: Goulash. Although it originated in medieval Hungary as a traditional shepherd stew, it has become popular among all central, eastern and northern European countries. If you try this recipe make sure to use meat which has been “well-exercised” and rich in collagenContinue reading “Goulash”

Chestnut Stew

Finally the cold weather has arrived. Now it is time for some hot and hearty dishes with some seasonal ingredients. One of my favourite in November: Chestnuts. And what is better than a tasty chestnut stew to get warm during those cold and rainy autmn days   What you need  500g chestnuts 500ml vegetable brothContinue reading “Chestnut Stew”

Los Zagales – Valladolid (SPAIN)

Pintxos are usually Basque specialties and it is usually hard to compete with those guys from the northern regions. But there is one place in Castilla y León which is competing with the northern chefs: Los Zagales. Los Zagales has won various prices and awards for its creative Pintxos and Tapas. When find the placeContinue reading “Los Zagales – Valladolid (SPAIN)”