Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Sampling of the Foods of Spain

Petite pears harvested from the fruit trees in the backyard at our first B & B lodging in Galapagar, Madrid, Spain.  Crisp and delicately sweet, a real treat!

Tapas from the small village of Galapagar, a suburb of Madrid: ham and cheese filled croquettes and a walnut glazed crostini. Yummy!

This tasty sampler of assorted pickled peppers and olives was purchased at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid. The market place reminded us of the Reading Terminal where you can purchase a wide variety of sumptuous foods to eat there or take home.

Gazpacho, you can't visit Spain and not sample it!  Gazpacho is a chilled tomato soup, and no two recipes are the same.  The flavors depend upon the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers that form the base, and the assorted toppings finish it off.  At this Madrid restaurant, the waiter was pleased to have his picture taken. Both he and I were oblivious to the fact he was being photo bombed by our youngest family traveler.

Steak and French fries. A universal favorite!


Marilyn said...

OK why am I reading your food posts when it is close to dinner time. Oh yummmmm! Cedar is funny photo bombing, cute! I made gazpacho for the first time this summer and it is delicious.

Angela McRae said...

The "photo bomb" photo is delightful!