FLOWERS OF ARTICHOKE (FLORES DE ALCACHOFA)

Despite the fact that the “Flores de Alcachofa” (Flowers of Artichoke), that is especially made with artichokes of Tudela, is the signature dish of the autonomous community of Navarra; it is quite popular in many fine-dining restaurants in Madrid as well.  Ingredients 4 artichokes   Thyme 1 head of garlic  10 black peppercorns Olive oil Maldon…

ZUCCHINI PANCAKES WITH YOGHURT AND TAHINI SAUCE

The best place to eat tapas in Spain is neither the  restaurants with Michelin stars nor the bars at touristic zones; but the bars where the locals of any neighbourhood are hanging out. It is highly probable that you can be surprised by the taste of tapas at a bar whose regular clients are retired locals.  If…

TAHİN VE YOĞURT SOSLU KABAK MÜCVER

İspanya’da en güzel tapas yiyebileceğiniz mekanlar ne Michelin yıldızlı restoranlar, ne de turistik meydanlardaki barlardır. Genellikle emekli amcaların takıldığı herhangi bir mahalle barında şaşırtıcı lezzetler yakalamanız mümkün. Yerlerdeki kağıt peçetelere bakıp da olumsuz düşünmeyin, burada adet bu; bar ne kadar popüler ise yerde o kadar kağıt peçete var.   Benim mahallemdeki barda, yaz menüsüne eklenen tapaslar…

GAZPACHO

We have already had over 30 Celcius degrees in Madrid!  Especially in Andalusia, the homeland of Gazpacho, people think that they are about to evaporate during the summer days with 45-50 Celcius degrees. However, thanks to Andalusian cuisine, we have a solution: Gazpacho! A glass or bowl of ice-cold Gazpacho can even regulate the blood pressure…

GAZPACHO

Madrid’de şimdiden sıcaklık 35 dereceye ulaştı ve özellikle Gazpacho’nun ait olduğu Endülüs bölgesinde 45 derece civarındaki yaz günlerinde buharlaşmak işten bile değil. Neyse ki Endülüs mutfağında bu duruma çare bulunmuş. Buz gibi bir tabak veya bardak Gazpacho! Ferahlatmanın yanısıra açlığı bastıran ve tansiyonu da dengeleyen bu harika lezzeti evde de kolayca hazırlamak mümkün.  Bir bardak buz…

CHICKEN LIVER WITH MANGO

Today, I would like to share a recipe from a quite far away country: Puerto Rico. I have been to Costa Blanca for a short vacation and I stayed at a very lovely boutique hotel in Moreira. It was such a coincidence that the owner of that lovely hotel – One Thousand Waves (http://www.booking.com/Share-NS1wbA) was…

RECIPES WITH GREEN ALMOND

The spring has just arrived with its special colors, scents and flavors. As I was born in May, I am a huge fan of spring and I would like to share the special recipes of the season to celebrate this precious time of year. RICE (PILAF) WITH GREEN ALMOND Ingredients: 250 gr long-grain rice  500…

Cliche #1:Spanish Tortilla

SPANISH TORTILLA Ingredients: 500 gr potatoes 150 gr onions 5-6 eggs Olive oil, salt, granulated black pepper Cut the onions in “Emincer” style and  sauté them in a frying pan with a bit of olive oil& salt. Peel the potatoes, quarter them and slice finely. Put 6-7 spoons of olive oil into a pan, heat it…