Well, the academic year has kicked off, which means I’m back in Spain. This year may be a little on the light side, blogwise, as I’m going to be doing a Master’s program as well as my teaching assistant job. So to make up for it, I’m going to kick out a huge mega entry while I’m still on ‘vacation’ – I had to come back early in order to fix up my immigration status. I do want to learn several things yet, like migas, lentils, and chocos, so I’ll do my best to carve out some time to cook and share.
Spanish food is trendy in magazines and in foodie circles but most people in the US have never had Spanish food or have a mental image limited to tortilla española and paella. If they had indeed tasted some of the things Spain has to offer, then it was most assuredly not home cooked. I decided to throw a Spanish food party as my own goodbye to everyone, that promptly grew into two separate food parties. As you may have seen more than once before here on the blog, these may very well be the only types of parties I know how to put together. I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not.
Some of these recipes I’ve got here are dredged from the internet, but all of them have been altered or influenced by me and my friends here in Spain. The rest have been jotted down in Spanglish (1 kilo tomato, 1 diente de ajo, trocito de bell pepper) directly from real live Spanish people. So if it isn’t authentic enough for you…move to a tiny pueblo?