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Roxóns – Pressed Pork

Chicharrones, roxóns, roxós, roxois, rinxóns or rinchóns, all different names for the same thing depending on the area, are the fatty, lower quality cuts of pork cut into chunks and gently boiled down till you get a shredded sort of texture. They are a typical and much loved tapa in the northern part of Galicia.…

Nautical pursuits on the Ría de Arousa

Nautical pursuits on the Ría de Arousa

Though most people would be inclined to do this kind of thing during the warmer months of the year, a group of us this morning bravely donned duffle coats, mufflers, mittens and woolly hats to brave a bitingly cold Ria de Arousa. Our host was Gabi Comojo of Amare Turismo Náutico. We set out from…

Auga Mareira - Packaged Sea Water

Auga Mareira – Packaged Sea Water

We all know that Spain has ruled the haute cuisine roost in recent years, deftly displacing the French from the top perch. This culinary prominence has brought about an astonishing revolution in the development of food products aimed at the kitchens of feted michelin star chefs like Joan Roca, Carme Ruscalleda and others. According to…