Karen’s Food Diary- the journey of food day by day during our year on the road

Why we are touring Spain.

This will be my own special blog (Karen) about the food during our travels

The aim is not to show pictures and Twitter ‘this is my pizza I’m eating’!! but will be based more on the film and book –Julie and Julia- where a wannabe American writer decided to cook one recipe each day from the infamous chef and personality Julia Childs book- Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

I am not and for those who know me well will agree, able to cook a recipe from Rick Steins Spanish book each day- least of all in a motorhome, no matter how well equipped!

I have a history of poisoning friends and family after hosting one Christmas dinner, blowing up a pressure cook and artexing the kitchen ceiling with steak & kidney and serving out of date crisps at a drinks and nibbles gathering (in my defence, I never said nibbles that was just interpreted, so I had to come with something)

However and despite the above I am a huge food lover and eater!!

In this blog I will showcase the delights of Spanish food, regional changes whether that be with restaurant meals or our own Spanish cooking from the many wonderful spansih markets on offer around the country.  So Yes lots of ‘arty farty’ pictures of plies of mushrooms, tomatoes, fish etc. One of my pet dislikes in London’s Borough Market with lots of tourists taking those pictures getting in my way when I’m trying to buy something and not spending any money with the stallholders- so I will become those people. However I will be buying as well!!!

There will of course also be the funny disasters where we might have ordered a pile of sheep brains due to poor Spanish as well. Plus it might be meal/snack/breakfast taken in a wonderful location that will make you all jealous.  We will be visiting all the restaurants that Rick went to in Spain and doing our own review –you might remember the wonderful looking oxtail in Pamplona and hopefully we will make our own Spanish discoveries.

As a completely addicted spice girl (OK, more mature person) there will be some of our own home favourites where we just have to have some ‘normal’ favourites from home and these we might also share with you.

Speaking as only really a moderate drinker I will also try and share with you the delights of Spanish wine and sherry – you can be assured I will try my very best on this difficult subject.

I do hope you will follow me when we start this great adventure………………………………

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