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    • Book Review - Tapas, The Little Dishes of Spain - Penelope Casas Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Hundreds of recipes for classic, authentic Spanish tapas, written with clear instructions. Penelope Casas' tapas cookbook introduced Americans to tapas, the little dishes of Spain.
    • Seafood Paella Recipe - Paella de Marisco Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Seafood Paella is probably the most famous and popular Spanish dish. It is from the Valencia region on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, south of Cataluna. Valencia is known for its rice dishes, li...
    • Spanish Omelet Recipe - Tortilla Espanola Created: Thursday, September 21, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      "La Tortilla Española" - The Spanish Omelet is also called "Tortilla de Patata" or Potato Omelet. It is the best-loved and most popular dish in Spain, served at home and in cafés and...
    • Vegetable Coca Recipe - Coca de Verduras - Coca Catalan Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Cocas are typical flatbreads of Cataluna, similar to pizzas. Top with cheese, sliced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, asparagus and caramelized onions.
    • Spanish Almond Brittle Recipe - Guirlache Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Whole toasted almonds and caramelized sugar make an easy candy, "guirlache" in Spanish. It is a traditional candy for Christmas, but eaten year round.
    • Top Spanish Tapas Created: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What are the top Spanish "tapas" recipes?! How about "tortilla de patata" (potato omelet), "patatas bravas" or "croquetas"? Learn what our top recipe picks are and compare our picks to yours!
    • Menu del Dia Book Review Created: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In this compact book, Rohan Daft offers the reader a view of Spanish life around the kitchen table. His collection of Spanish recipes are authentic, well-written and easy to follow. Included with each recipe is an anecdote about someone he has met during his travels across Spain, or background about the recipe.
    • Tips on Buying Spanish Olive Oil Created: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you looking for a high quality olive oil, but are confused by the labels? Spain is one of the major producers of olive oil and Spanish olive oil is of very high quality. Learn what's important to look for on the label and what is just marketing hype!
    • 1080 Recipes Book Review Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A simple, practical Spanish cookbook with 1080 recipes from appetizers to desserts. Updated recipes were translated into English and modified for the US market in the 2007 edition. This is an essential cookbook for an Spanish food lover.
    • Galician Broth Recipe - Caldo Gallego Created: Saturday, June 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Galician Broth or "Caldo Gallego" is the traditional dish of Galicia, Spain. It inexpensive, nutritious and is a great way to warm up.
    • How to Make Empanadillas Gallegas - Little Galician Turnovers Created: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Empanadas Gallegas (Galician Turnovers)are one of the most popular dishes from Galicia. The smaller versions here are referred to as empanadillas.
    • Introduction to Spanish Cheese Created: Thursday, September 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Spanish cheeses are eaten by themselves, with bread, as a tapa, or dessert. Every region in Spain produces its own varieties - from creamy and soft, to hard and tangy.
    • Turrón - Spanish Almond Candy Created: Saturday, November 11, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Turrón - Spanish Almond Candy or Nougat is a traditional Christmas treat in Spain. Made primarily from almonds and honey, it comes in a wide variety of flavors.
    • Spanish Easter Brunch Menu Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Spanish Easter Brunch Menu: A variety of dishes from Spanish omelet and orange juice, to shellfish soup, fresh vegetables, lamb or rabbit, and green salad.
    • Fried Eggplant with Molasses Recipe - Berenjena Frita con Miel de Cana Created: Friday, May 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A typical dish from Granada and Malaga areas of Andalucia, berenjena frita con miel de cana is quick, easy and inexpensive to prepare.
    • Calçots, a Catalan Delicacy Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The region of Cataluña has its unique culinary customs and eating. Calçots are a variety of scallion from Lleida (Lerida)." itemprop="description" Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Sweet and simple coca, or cake made with potatoes instead of flour. Mash potatoes, eggs, ground almonds and sugar. Bake and dust with powdered sugar.
    • Spanish Christmas Sweets Created: Friday, November 10, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Christmas time in Spain is heaven for those of you with a sweet tooth! Learn to prepare these Spanish Christmas desserts, found in almost every household: turrón, polvorones, mazapan and mantecados. You’re sure to have a ¡Felíz Navidad!
    • Easy Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe - Almendrados Created: Saturday, December 14, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Simple cookies made of ground almonds, eggs and sugar make perfect cookies for Christmas, or a special tea or snack.
    • How to Make Creamy Apple Tart Step-by-Step Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Different from a traditional fruit pie, this apple tart has a flaky puff pastry shell filled with fresh apple slices and a cream-egg mixture. The Spanish Creamy Apple Tart is light and not overly s...
    • How to Roast Suckling Lamb or Lechazo Asado Created: Monday, May 09, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      How to Roast Suckling Lamb or Lechazo Asado. The Spanish love roast suckling lamb, especially in Central and Northern Spain. It is simple to roast a suckling lamb. If it's not available from your b...
    • Asado Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      This simple means "roast" or "roasted."
    • Cafe con Leche Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      "Cafe con Leche" is a coffee drink, similar to a "Latte."
    • Al Vapor Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Spanish for "steamed.". Spanish Food.
    • al pil-pil Created: Thursday, September 28, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      al pil-pil means that the item has been prepare in a particular kind of sauce, originating in the Basque country.
    • Definition of Alioli Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      An emulsion sauce made with garlic and olive oil. Eggs are usually added for stability. It is like a garlic mayonnaise.
    • Cocido Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Cocidos are eaten all over Spain. What are they?
    • Cazuela Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      This simply means "casserole" or "saucepan."
    • Jamon Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Ham, a very popular food in Spain.
    • Carne Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Spanish for "Meat" and can refer to beef, pork and lamb.
    • Entremeses Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      "Entremeses" are also listed on menus as "entrantes."
    • Dulces Created: Saturday, April 21, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      "Dulces" is the Spanish term for sweets.

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