I´ve been browsing through old photos, from my travels since 2002. I traveled a lot with my husband, we have been to about 30 countries together. We have always loved food and we have done lots of exploring the culinary culture of each country we visit.
I am going to pick out some highlights from our travels once in a while, food related moments that are memorable to me.
The first being a restaurant in Malaga, it was up in the neighborhood we lived in. We spent a month in Malaga studying Spanish, it was a fantastic time. That was back in 2002.
Bodegon de Gurpegui
The restaurant I am talking about is called Bodegon de Gurpegui. What was cool about it was the decor and a canary bird that was flying around the restaurant. The food was good.
OOOOH! Now I want to take the family to Malaga. I love Spain, been all over and Andalusia is fantastic. I recommend it.
Andalusia is known for fish and shellfish, Gazpacho, dry-cured ham and frying food in their delicious olive oil.
BUY GOOD OLIVE OIL. To do so, you need to find a small store specializing in good food products run by people you can trust are importing the good stuff. There is so much scam in the olive oil business. I get my oil from a local organic corner store, an extra virgin olive oil from Sicily.
A classic Spanish dish is the Tortilla Española. If you have kids, this is something they might like.
- 6 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 6 eggs
- Olive oil for frying
- Salt and pepper
Cut pealed potatoes in cubes, 1-2 cm thick and thinly slice onion. Heat olive oil in a pan, add potatoes and onion. Turn it around in the pan until soft and brown. Beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper, add them to the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat. Turn the omelette around, best way to do that might be by transferring the omelette to a plate and add it back to the pan then with the other side down.
Serve it warm or cold.
We took a trip to Morocco from Andalusia. O MY! The spices you can get there, I must say the food culture in Morocco is very different from Iceland. I am a big fan of Moroccan kitchen.