Of course there are many dishes in Spain that are elaborate or employ more advanced cooking techniques, but it must be said that many others base their success on simple, well-cooked quality ingredients. Simple traditional Spanish meals are quite often my favourites and what I most make at home. Also, as it is Mediterranean style cooking, it is also supposedly a much healthier way of eating. There are quite a few articles on the subject on the BBC News website. Here are just a few of the ones I found:
Mediterranean diet keeps people ‘genetically young’
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors
Mediterranean diet ‘cuts cancer’
Med diet ‘cuts lung disease risk’
Med diet ‘helps prevent diabetes’
Med diet ‘could prevent asthma’
Mediterranean diet ‘reduces pensioner brain shrinkage’
Med diet ‘reduces dementia risk’
And my favourite……..
Med-style diet ‘can battle blues’
I wonder if it is perhaps due to the wine we drink?? ………
……..And so, finally, this weeks recipe, a typical Spanish dish. This one doesn’t promise the moon, it is just a simply, everyday recipe for a warming big-soup. I think it tastes delicious and it is easy and cheap to make. As is often the case with many Spanish dishes, it has little meat, just 10g per head. The meat though, in this case chorizo, does add a lot of flavour to the soup so in spite of the small amount it is worth adding in. The other great thing about the soup is that it is better the following day. The stock thickens when left due to the starch in the potatoes. It is therefore a great dish to make the day before then just reheat when you want to eat it.
For the full article and the recipe please click here.
2017 Lincoln W. Betteridge