Deep fried in extra virgin olive oil, this fried egg is different from what you find in the U.S. With an unset yolk and crackly white edges, it is great with chorizo and potatoes for breakfast or any meal!
Murcia is a region in SE Spain, on the Mediterranean coast, where tomatoes are a major crop. The traditional way to make the dressing is using a mortar and pestle, but the blender simplifies the process.
One of my favorite tapas. My mom made something similar when I was growing up, but added chopped serrano chiles with the garlic. This made them spicy, but was a great complement to the richness of the mushrooms. Memories!!!
Partridges in the style of Philip II, who is considered by the Spanish people as their greatest king. Because partridges are pricey, the author tried this with whole chicken breasts and said it is still elegant enough for the most important company. From "The Art of Spanish Cooking."
A merienda is a kind of high tea, common throughout Spain, taken between 5 and 6 p.m. In the provinces of the Basque country, according to "The Classic Cooking of Spain," ardangozatza is a drink that is typically enjoyed throughout the meal.
According to "The Art of Spanish Cooking" where I found this recipe, sherry does miraculous things to orange juice. In the USA, this drink is called a Spanish screwdriver. In Spain, a dry sherry would be used, but sweeter types are also good. Any convenient proportions can be used, and a combination of orange juice and soda can be substituted for the juice.
From "What's Cooking in Portugal" by Saul Krieg. Porto, a vintage fortified wine, is made from grapes grown in the legally defined area 50 miles above Oporto, Portugal.
Cobblers were popular drinks in the 19th century, consisting of a base spirit (originally some form of wine), sugar and fresh fruit.