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Garbanzos con Espinacas

Garbanzos con Espinacas (chickpeas with spinach) is a very popular Spanish tapa, thought to have originated in Andalucia, which is the home of tapas. Spinach was first cultivated in ancient Persia (Iran) and probably arrived in Spain with the Moors. … Continue reading

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Arroz al Horno

Arroz al Horno (arròs al forn – in Valencia and Catalan) is a very simple rice dish from Valencia – there’s an annual festival for it in Xàtiva. This Baked Rice was traditionally cooked on Mondays, using the leftover broth … Continue reading

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Gurullos con Jibia

I was in a supermarket and noticed packets of Gurullos next to the pasta – they looked like little grains of rice. Having never had Gurullos before, I bought some. On arriving home, I discovered that Gurullos are typically used … Continue reading

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Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta

Cazuela de Garbanzos con Chorizo y Panceta is a typical and delicious Spanish stew, using fairly basic ingredients. The recipe may vary from town to town and when times were hard, one solo chorizo (no panceta or stock) would suffice … Continue reading

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Potaje de Vigilia

Potaje de Vigilia is a very popular Spanish dish, containing chickpeas and bacalao (salt cod), served on the Fridays during Lent. The word potaje translates directly from the old French pottage, meaning cooked in a pot – the English translation … Continue reading

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Alubias Rojas con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Red beans with chickpeas and chorizo is the kind of hearty stew that a Galician or Andalucian farmer might eat before setting out to plough a field with oxen, in a time before tractors. Being made with beans, chickpeas and … Continue reading

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Farinata

I’ve been looking for some rye flour to go with the strong wholemeal flour in my cupboard for several weeks, in order to make a sourdough starter. However, as you know, there is an acute shortage of flour on the … Continue reading

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Pork and Chickpea Stew

I had some leftover roast pork and started to cook a stew with chickpeas. I’ve cooked this kind of dish lots of times and went to check my recipe post …but there was nothing! I thought I’d better write one, … Continue reading

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Partridge with Harissa

The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain from mainland Europe (particularly common in France and Spain) in the 18th Century . It’s estimated that there are between 72,000 and 200,000 breeding pairs in the UK. The shooting season … Continue reading

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Rabbit with Chorizo and Chickpeas

Rabbit is not an indigenous British species, it’s thought that they were brought here from mainland Europe by the Romans or Normans, to farm for meat and fur. Wild rabbit meat is low in fat and cholesterol and it will have … Continue reading

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