The perfect Tapas, for the perfect Spahetti…
To my mind, there are certain foods that accompany a classic Italian/Spanish ‘Spaghetti Western’.
The last few times that I was in Spain, I (along with Mrs. Toscano), I used to do the rounds of the local Supermarkets in the area (Roquetas de Mar).
I haven’t been to the Almeria region since 2009; and that must have been when Richard ‘Tuco Tours’ was probably thinking of ‘winding down’…
It was a good time… when I spent 4-8 hours wandering around locations such as the ‘Steven’s Farmstead’, and the Cortijo el Fraile’, taking photos…joy!.
To say that I miss ‘Almeria’ would be an understatement of the grandest order.
However; when we did venture into the dusty, bleak, and inhospitable dried-up river beds of Tabernas, we always brought along our ‘Brits’ idea of the Taste of Spain’…
In our case, it was two cardboard cartons of red wine, Manchego Cheese, green and black olives, several slices of matured ‘Serrano’ ham, crusty bread roll, anchovies in olive oil, a tub of ali oli, two, or three bottles of ‘San Miguel’, a bottle of best Spanish Port…and a tissue.
I miss those days…especially with many of our treasured locations now being lost to time and ‘progress’.
Anyhow…does anyone else have any idea of what would represent their idea of ‘A Taste of Spain’ (especially if it accompanied by a 50th anniversary showing of ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’?)