Tag Archives: Andalusian food

Morcilla, if you only wouldn’t know what’s in it.

November traditionally being the slaughter-month historically brings some fresh products to the table. In Spain one of them is Morcilla. The fact that this sausage is made in so many rural societies around the globe and in the same time it’s … Continue reading

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Andalusian Cold Soups

What is the king of Spain’s summer recipes? Without a doubt, it’s gazpacho. Fortunately, it belongs to a family of wonderful relatives.  As the tomatos start to ripen it is time to give some attention to all of them. Ripe … Continue reading

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Green Asparagus, red Serrano Ham: does it come more Andalusian than this?

In one of my previous posts https://elguardaposts.com/2013/03/15/so-where-are-the-asparagus/ I wrote about the fact that the asparagus harvest was delayed due to the extremely bad weather conditions (rain and low temperatures). Well it got even worse and it was not before this … Continue reading

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Tortilla Talk

I think I ate an entire tortilla española recently. Yeah. I hadn’t eaten any of the egg-and-potato omelet for a while and so I really made up for it. Now I realize that some of you too may be longing for … Continue reading

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Sweet Spain

What to do when you are not a Sweet Tooth and live in Spain? Spaniards don’t understand me when I ask for a bit of cheese for dessert, rather than these sweet things that make your dentist smile. And now … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me what I am eating: Carrilladas?

Many of our guests have mixed thoughts when they hear that the main course of the night will be Carrillada de cerdo. Carri-what? Carrillada is a melt in your mouth, get up and dance, and smack yourself in the head … Continue reading

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How many Toros are there anyway?

Since we started cooking for our guests Rabo de Toro has become one of their favourites. Every one likes the the smell and taste of this soft meat and forgets instantly his first association with the meat.  Tonight it will be … Continue reading

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