‘food’

IBEROSTARCHEF ON TOUR CONQUERS AMERICA

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Iberostarchef on Tour is back – a unique culinary event from Iberostar Hotels that sees 9 different Michelin starred chefs tour different Iberostar Hotels   Participating chefs in this year’s edition of Iberostarchef on Tour include Daniel Humm, Suzette Gresham, Ronny Emborg or Carlo Mirarchi as well as Spanish chefs Jordi Cruz and Manuel Berganza. They all hold Michelin stars and have managed to win over even the most demanding gourmets at restaurants in New York, San Francisco or Barcelona.       12 months, 14 dinners and 16 Michelin stars comprise this unique event that will enable IBEROSTAR Hotels &…

The 10 best restaurants in Tenerife

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  Whether you´re going to the Canary Islands on a family holiday or en tete a tete with your loved one, here is a list of the best restaurants in Tenerife both parties can enjoy. Canarian food is known to be remarkable. Many chefs from all over the world travel there just to feed the needs of picky tourists who consider food as one of the fine pleasures of life. We saved the best for last. So keep reading trough this list to find out where Tenerife’s best restaurants is. If you´re planning to visit other islands as well, we´ve…

The top 15 restaurants in Lanzarote

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  Many claim food in Lanzarote is not that special and exceptional restaurants are hard to find. We believe otherwise. Because we have done our research properly, here is a list of top 15 restaurants that will make you remember Lanzarote as an island with hidden culinary treasures only few get the chance to know it that way. True, Lanzarote recipes might be simple, but when cooked by the right local chef or combined by renowned foreign chefs with succulent international dishes, you will experience what we like to call a moment of gastronomical awakening. From modern locations to age-old…

Homemade sushi

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  For Japanese food fans, sushi is one of the best dishes around. But why should you have to wait for a delivery or go to a restaurant if you want sushi?  Sushi can be made at home, as long as you choose the right ingredients, have the right equipment, and make sure you know what you’re doing.  What you need to make sushi:  A bamboo mat (lined with plastic to stop it sticking to the rice), a special Japanese sushi knife (a ham knife will do) and a bowl with a little water to wet your hands. As for…

Dominican rice and beans

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Ingredients – 1/2 pound of softened beans – 2 pounds of rice – 5 cups of water – 2 finely chopped onions – 2 crushed cloves of garlic – 1 chicken stock cube – 5 tablespoons of oil – 1 teaspoon of salt – 1 teaspoon of pepper – Vegetables – A little coriander – Oregano – Chopped celery – 1 chopped green chilli pepper Instructions Heat the oil and then add the chopped onion along with the garlic, chicken stock cube, oregano, vegetables, coriander, celery, salt and pepper. Once everything is fried, add the beans and leave them to…

Congrí (Cuba)

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Ingredients – Cooked red beans, along with the broth they were cooked in. – Rice – 1 laurel leaf – Half an onion, chopped – 1 pepper, finely chopped – 2 garlic cloves, crushed – Black pepper – Ground oregano – Cumin – Salt – 2 pork chops – 2 bacon rashers (optional) Preparation Cook the beans, putting the broth to one side. Fry the onion, pepper and garlic together. Add the broth to the fried vegetables in a large pot with a well-fitting lid. Next, add the laurel leaf, one or two generous tablespoons of drained beans, the chopped…

GAZPACHO TASTING

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Peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, bread, water and garlic. This is all you need for a traditional gazpacho – but a little originality in creating new recipes has led to endless varieties of this soup! Melon and ham gazpacho, white gazpacho with asparagus, strawberry, watermelon, lettuce, egg, cherries, almonds and mint – these are just some of the options available! Below is a recipe for one of these special gazpachos so that you can organise a delicious and varied tasting session. Strawberry gazpacho is great as a fruity starter for your meal. Ingredients: -         250g strawberries -         300g ripe tomatoes -         ¼…

Fish, rum and rice

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  Ingredients – 1 1/2 cups of raw fish – 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice – 1 teaspoon of salt – 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper – 1/4 teaspoon of laurel or oregano – 3 cloves (to taste) – 2 cups of rice (long grain) – 4 tablespoons of oil or butter – 3 garlic cloves or 1/2 an onion – 1 tablespoon tomato sauce – 3 teaspoons rum – 4 cups of fish stock – 1/2 teaspoon of annatto or food colouring – 1 teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon cumin Preparation Marinate the fish in the vinegar…

FRUIT SLUSH IN YOUR GARDEN

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 Sorbets, iced drinks, indeed anything that refreshes us on those balmy summer evenings are an excellent idea – and even better when they’re natural and healthy. Fruit slush is very popular and easy to make. Strawberry, melon, watermelon, orange, lemon… any flavor tastes great with this drink that doubles as a light dessert perfect for the middle of the afternoon or the evening. Strawberry slush is a very versatile refreshment that can be served at informal family gatherings or with friends. You will need: 600g of strawberries 100 g of sugar 1 lemon Put the sugar in a saucepan with…

Chiringuitos, a Spanish beach essential

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Chiringuitos, as they are called, are small bars or stands that can be seen the length of the Spanish coast, usually on the beachfront.  There are different types, some selling cold beverages and others that are much more elaborate and may serve meals.   Some of the most typical treats on offer are paella and sardines, although the variety depends on the place.  Of course, cold beer and soft drinks are the most popular purchases at these beach bars. But the chiringuito in Spain has become more sophisticated over the years and many have taken on cult status for visitors, whether…