Pastel de Nata, an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon, has become very popular and widely available in the last few years. They go down really well with a cup of coffee.
Why? That was my first thoughts on discovering that you can buy coffee beans from animal poo!
All snails in Britain are edible. They’re essentially the same creatures that the French, Spanish and Italians devour by the tonne.
Traditional Spanish chorizo is a very tasty sausage found all over Spain, each province having its own variation with most families having their own recipe. It can be fresh, which needs cooking, or cured, ready for eating.
Catch it and cook it – black bream is the next article where I share my experience of catching and then using a favourite recipe, bring the fish to the table.
Freshly caught mackerel is meaty, firm and flavourful, its ‘fishiness’ is decidedly muted when really fresh, and by this, I’m talking on the barbecue within two hours of leaving the sea.
In times past, lunch consisted of at least 5 courses, starter, mains, cheese, dessert, coffee and sometimes an aperitif. In more modern times this rather time-consuming meal has been updated to serve dessert and coffee as one.
A plate of seafood with shrimp, winkles and brown crab was a common tradition on a Sunday evening, which meant Sunday afternoons were spent foraging.