SPANISH SLOW FOOD
What To Expect With This Course
Welcome to Vejer! You will be immediately immersed in Spanish life as we walk around the town to meet some of my friends in the fabulous tapas bars in Vejer to sample some of the very delicious dishes on offer.
A Taste of Andalucia! We meet in the morning to buy our produce for the day’s cooking, where you will learn how to make some classic Spanish dishes. Using seasonal foods, local seafood and cured meats, such as Chorizo, various cuts of pork, we will be making seasonal salads and stews of meat & vegetables, all with a creative Andalucian twist and plenty of Spanish wines and a splash of Sherry.
After a late lunch (at around 4.30) the evening is yours: kick back and relax at your hotel, sample some tapas bars or catch up on some pressing emails.
Fish Day! No cookery course is complete without a guided trip to a typical fish market. We set off on the short journey to ‘El Mercado de Abastos’ (the main food market) in Barbate, which is the tuna capital of Spain and the main Almadraba town of the area. First off we will visit a traditional tuna preserve shop to see the various and delicious products on offer, (this is a good chance to buy goodies to take home with you). El Mercado de Abastos is where the fishermen arrive with their catch of the day so it just doesn’t get any fresher than this. After learning about the fish and seafood that’s on offer at the market we will select our fish for the day’s class.
After the market and on the way back to Vejer, we will stop at a local ‘venta’ where we’ll eat a very typical Andaluz breakfast. Make sure you save some space for this!
Depending on what is available at the market, today we might be preparing ‘Boquerones’ – which are anchovies – fried and pickled, prawns, squid, clams and perhaps salt baked fish. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of different preserved tuna. All will be washed down with wonderful wines of the region.
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