Autumnal Mariscadas

Autumnal Mariscadas

 An epiphany moment, which, after nearly twenty years of gastronomic adventures in this gorgeous corner of Spain, is an achievement in itself. That special occasion calls for a mariscada como Dios manda, as the Galicians will tell you. So what does this actually mean? Something about God ordering seafood platters? Well, yes. A seafood platter…

Pementos de Herbón

Pimientos de Herbón-Padrón

Pementos de Padrón, uns pican, outros non… This Galician refrain translates roughly as ‘Peppers from Padrón, some are hot, while others are not’, thus initiating the unwary diner in a time-honoured Galician food experience – a sort of hot pepper roulette. The farmers that grow them have yet to come up with a convincing theory…

Ramón Huidobro

Albariño Around The World.

General Secretary and Vice-President of Spanish wine appellation D.O. Rías Baixas, Ramón Huidobro, in an interview for the Spanish news agency EFE, has highlighted the internationalization process of these certified Galician wines, given the fact that in the last seven years exports have risen from 8% to 22% and their wines are present in around…

Tarta de Santiago

Not just any old tart.

Tarta de Santiago, Galicia’s most famed dessert, was not long ago declared, in gastronomic terms, a protected species. The designation itself, known as an IGP which stands for Indicativo Geográfico Protegido, is basically a tool which affords this most Compostelan of desserts a means of protecting its image and reputation in the modern world. The…