This is a very traditional winter stew from the Serra de Mariola area—a crossroads of mountain ranges on the edge between Valencia and Alicante provinces. Continue reading “Borreta”
A bit of a belated post as I left this in the drafts but forgot to finish it before we went on holidays last month!
This is my inaugural post on the Places to eat category: sharing places where we (unsurprisingly) like to eat!
In need of comforting food in a cosy environment? Polpetto is a safe bet… specially during these cold spells we’re having lately.
Calamari and meatballs…
… Broccoli and pine nuts salad, potatoes with olives, gnocchi…
The syrup chunks on this crême were a touch too thick for my tastes, though!
This polenta cake was very nice.
Not pictured: their negronis, which beat their aperol spritz. Always go negroni here.
11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL
The Caterer from Hell strikes again, this time attempting to “cook” allioli.
Except they basically mashed industrial mayonnaise with garlic, and called it aioli, and they still went and slept at night instead of turning in bed every half an hour, haunted by the terrible horrors they had awakened.
Ingredients aside, the texture looks wrong, with all those lumps. It looks off. And it didn’t smell of garlic at all. Good allioli packs such a punch you can smell it from a distance.
- Grossness level: 7/10. Why do they keep pretending they know what they are doing?
- Offense amount: 8/10. It has mayonnaise. An AMERICAN mayonnaise. There’s nothing Spanish about this.
- Would I give it a go? NO!!!!!!!!! I’d rather not get food poisoning, thank you very much.
A Certain Caterer (let’s leave the criminals unnamed) just does not get Spanish food, but insists in trying, often with terrible results.
I mean, just look at that.
I initially thought this was cheese. Like maybe red cheddar mixed with manchego? But why would they be displayed like this?, I wondered…
Well, because they are not cheese, but a “Spanish omelette”.
Except they seem to have missed the memo that said “omelettes are a dish of beaten eggs”. So there are just a few streaks of egg scattered around, instead of warmly hugging the potatoes in a snuggly embrace.
And the potatoes look desperately uncooked, more like they tried to bake them, so they could get a bunch of portions with just one tray, but gave up half way because it was taking too much time and they were late for the delivery, so they just took them out and served them raw. Who is going to notice, right?
And that’s how you end with this abomination 😱
- Grossness level: 8/10. This is extremely disgusting.
- Offense amount: High. You’re insulting such a Spanish staple with this subpar attempt.
- Would I give it a go? NO. FREAKING. WAY. 🤐
This is fun to make (spiralising things is so much fun), and fairly quick to prepare. Plus it’s quite filling AND lightweight – courgettes are basically water!
You will need a spiraliser, or you can buy pre-made courghetti, although I’ve never tried those and I’ve no idea how bad or good they are! Continue reading “Courghetti with tomato and onion sauce”