As I hinted in my last Try the World post, the most recent box is centered around Spain. I was quite excited about this box, and cannot wait to put together some of the tapas recipes from the Culture Guide.
Now for some details about each item…
El Almednro – Turron | El Almendro has been making turron since 1883, and it is most commonly enjoyed around the holiday season. This particular turron is often paired with coffee or tea and has a crunchy sweet flavor.
Citrus Crumble Cake | Cortadillo is a traditional pastry that has been flavored with cinnamon, lemon before being filled with cider cream. These cakes are made by hand from the same recipe that has been used for the last 100 years.
Rose Petals Jam | This jam was made at the company’s farm in southeastern Spain. Recommendations for enjoying this floral jam are to spread it on some toast and enjoy it along with fresh cheese or tea. I’m thinking this is going to be an acquired taste, for sure, but I’ll try it the next time I’m feeling especially adventurous.
Pimenton Picante Ahumado – Smoked Hot Paprika | Paprika is an ingredient found in many Spanish dishes such as paella for one. This company (El Avion) is supposed to be one of the best per the information card, and what really makes them unique besides the flavor is they package their product in vintage tins.
Espinaler Light Tuna | This tuna is from tropical and subtropical waters around the world, and is made by another family company known for producing quality food products. Although I’m not a tuna person, there’s many ways to enjoy this fish. (ex. tossed on top of salad or mixed into a warm dish.)
Oleum Hispania – Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Oleum Hispania is located in Cordoba which is known for producing high quality EVOO. They harvest the olives grown in high-altitude orchards and then grind them shortly after harvest.
El Navarrico – Fresh Tomato Spread | The ingredients in this tomato spread are: ripe tomatoes, olive oil, fresh garlic and salt. It can be enjoyed spread over toast (in your favorite tapas recipe) or served as a dip. I’m looking forward to trying out the Pan con Tomate recipe in the Culture Guide.
Looking forward to my next Culinary Adventure with Try the World!