There’s something hugely satisfying about foraging for food – no doubt it appeals to the genetic trace of our hunter-gatherer past – however most people are unaware of the abundance of wild food growing all around them.
With over 100 cheeses, more than 20 with DOP status – meaning they are classed as the country’s highest quality produce – Spain has many cheeses that more than deserve their place at the table alongside Manchego.
When it comes to Spanish food, there is nothing so iconic as Spain’s famous ham. Simply what could be better than a plate of Jamón with cheese, olives and a glass of red wine, while watching the sun go down?
Infusing olive oil with herbs and spices is a great way to add extra flavour to your meals. Be adventurous and experiment with your own favourite flavours or use whatever herbs you have growing in the garden.
Olive oil is often called Spain’s liquid gold – a reference to both its golden hue but also because Spain is the world’s number one olive oil producer, with Andalucia responsible for nearly 80% of production.