Food market

Went to Seville’s most famous market yesterday – the Mercado de Triana. It has the dubious distinction of being built over of the remains of the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition – I’m not sure if this is a cynical joke or final justice.

Anyways, at the market the national preoccupation with pork, and especially with ham, is very visible. We amused ourselves making up a story about armed robbers looting a market stall – each ham is worth at least 400 Euro’s so they are well worth kidnapping (pignapping? hamnapping)? We had a lot of fun during our guided tour.

We also went to a cooking class that is right inside the market. Great experience, and we made good food. Thank  you people of Taller Andaluz de Cocina! The Spanish have lunch from 14.00 and it is their main meal – we did four! courses including a lovely lemon sorbet with cava – so the rest of the day was taken care of foodwise. I learned a nifty way to boil spinach, a better way to cut onions, also to double the amount of olive oil I would normaly use, and triple the amount of garlic. All supposed to be healthy, so who’s complaining? 

 

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