Food & Wine Travel in Northern Spain

Trees in the brown Spanish earth

Travel in Northern Spain

Madrid (September 30th and October 1st)Tiled mural cafes in Madrid, Spain
Santiago de Compostela and Around (October 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th)Interior of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Spain
Off to the Costa Verde (October 6th, 7th and 8th)Playa de las Catedrales, Spain
Picos de Europa (October 9th and 10th)

An absolutely stunning part of Spain, with lots of trails for walking. We stayed in a fabulous inn in Potes for 45€ a night in October a couple of years ago and would definitely go back!Panorama of the Picos de Europa

Bilbao and Basque CountryBilbao Guggenheim
La Rioja  Castillo de Curiel
Segovia & Valladolid
Madrid Otra Vez (Plus Toledo)Toledo: View of the River from the upper city

Food & Wine

Spanish wine bottles in Pixlromatic

Wines of Spain and Portugal
  1. Sparkling Cava & the Whites
  2. The Reds
  3. Fortified Wines: Sherry, Port and Madeira
  4. How to Make Sangría ¡Olé!
  5. Sparkling Cava & Manchego Cheese for New Year’s
The Food of Spain

For our first cooking class in Spanish tapas we prepared paprika-spiced almonds, marinated olives, eggplant dip, a Spanish potato omelette known in Spain as a tortilla, fresh grilled tuna and two-bean salad, cheese and olive empanadas, rich chocolate cake accompanied by sangria to wash it all down with.

My favorite dish of our second tapa cooking class was pickled mackerel, (escabeche). We also prepared lamb meatballs (albondigas), chicken croquettes (croquetas de pollo), flat bread with vegetables and clams, roasted asparagus wrapped in ham, and sauteed garlic mushrooms, and for dessert, a most decadent rice pudding.

Our third cooking class in Spanish tapas consisted of Fried Manchego Cheese, Salad on Bread, Prawns Wrapped in Serrano Ham, Pork Brochettes, Chicken Livers in Sherry Glaze, Broiled Sardines and last but not least Almond Tart.


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