Panamanian creole tamale


Tamale, when people hear that word immediately think of Mexico, but there’re tamales also in other countries, for instance Panama. It has in common the masa, made of corn, but I like to think that beside that our tamales are unique and there’s no party, reunion or special celebration without this typical delight. Today's recipe is …

Alfajores


This is another Hispanic delight that comes with an origin denomination: Argentina. But truth be told the alfajores came to America from Spain, during the conquest, and before that they originated at the Arabic cuisine. Its name comes from the term “al-hasú” that means “filling”. Anyway, when you say alfajores, two regions come to mind: …

Tarta de Santiago


Católicos o no, la mayoría de españoles celebran (celebramos) hoy la festividad de Santiago apóstol, Patrón de España. Miguel de Cervantes cuenta que Sancho Panza preguntándole a Don Quijote por qué los españoles cuando quieren dar una batalla invocan “Santiago y cierra España”, le responde: “mira, este caballero de la cruz bermeja háselo dado Dios …

St. James cake


Catholic or not, the majority of Spaniards celebrate today the festivity of Saint James, patron of Spain. Miguel de Cervantes tells  that Don Quixote, when Sancho Panza asked "why the Spaniards when they are about to give battle, in calling on that Saint James the Moorslayer, say 'Santiago and close Spain!?'”, replied  "Thou art very …

Hello Dollys


Now that my children are on holydays I often hear the very popular expression among kids: “I’m bored”… a good way to get rid of that boredom is to take them with you into the kitchen and let them play a little. Well, today’s recipe is a wonderful opportunity to have fun with them. Magic …