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The predecessor to Salmorejo……. – MOONINSPAIN

Minaret or Bell tower of the Mosque in Córdoba

A small miracle occurred within the month of July! I really had the chance to organise and accompany a gaggle all through Andalucia. It’s arduous to elucidate how good it felt to plan visits and excursions to the locations I like. Calling my native guides (buddies) to allow them to know I would want them for a go to was completely one of the best! I’m so grateful for this chance in any case of this time “off” the highway.

View of the Mosque/Cathedral from the Roman Bridge in Cordoba, Guadalquivir River

Considered one of my favorite elements of touring with others is sharing the native meals. Gastronomical historical past is my ardour. Via this historical past we be taught concerning the individuals and their lives and customs. I like receiving emails from visitors who’ve travelled with me that include photographs of the dishes they realized about whereas we traveled collectively. They get to relive stunning experiences by getting ready these dishes at house!

Gazpacho’s cousins……

Traditionally refreshing……

A Glimpse of Antequera, Spain

My colleague and I went to lunch in Córdoba the opposite day. I took her to one in every of my favourite locations, Casa Rubio. I at all times have a tough time deciding on a spot to eat in Cordoba as a result of there are such a lot of superb bats and eating places.

Casa Rubio………it was full in a while.

Córdoba is understood for salmorejo! You’ll be able to examine it within the connected biog posts above. I like salmorejo and I put together it lots at house. However, after I’m in Córdoba I’ve to order MAZAMORRA, particularly if I’m with somebody who has by no means tasted it earlier than.

Mazamorra at Casa Rubio

Lengthy earlier than the tomato arrived to Europe, individuals had been getting ready dishes that concerned the mashing or creaming of many merchandise, like almonds and bread. The phrase mazamorra both comes from Arabic or the Greek “mâza” similar to within the phrase mazapán (marzipan). Amasar in Castilian Spanish means to mash or to knead. Several types of mazamorra are additionally ready in numerous South and Central American international locations. It may be a salty dish, dessert or a drink relying on the nation. The mazamorra cordobesa is totally completely different from these. In Córdoba, it’s a chilly cream served with bread or sesame breadsticks. It’s merely ready with almonds, olive oil, salt, and garlic. There are additionally completely different variations. Greater than doubtless this dish dates again to the Roman instances when a dish was made utilizing bread. It’s a cousin to “ajo blanco”, “porra” and “salmorejo”. Please examine these within the connected posts above.

The preparation at Casa Rubio is ideal. It is extremely gentle in garlic (though I desire it with extra), and it’s garnished with almonds, apples, and raisins. The feel is easy as silk.

Córdoba was very quiet but it surely was good to see some individuals touring once more. I’m so grateful that I used to be in a position to be on the highway for just a few days! We have to keep secure and maintain one another to maintain shifting ahead.



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