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  1. jsalt

    Snack Bars made of Oats

    Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe...
  2. witsendwv

    Easter Tarta Disaster Averted ????

    We renovated our kitchen several years ago, and since I do not bake often I am still getting used to the very hot French made oven that we purchased. About 10 minutes into the baking process I realized that it was not sugar caramelizing nicely that I was smelling. 😢 We quickly covered our Easter...
  3. pepi

    Recipes of food along the Camino

    The Spanish Forum ViveCamino has published some interesting recipes for typical dishes on their site, (in Spanish): Disfrute de su comida
  4. crhutch

    Do yo know UNTO?

    I’m wondering if anyone knows how to make UNTO? I’ve got a number of Galician recipes (to include Caldo Gallego) that call for unto. Unfortunately it’s not available in the USA. But since it’s cured pig fat I’m hoping someone may have made it and will share their process.
  5. Arn

    For non-drinkers...Until!

    I seldom drank alcohol in my teenage years and, to be honest, beer taste like soapy water. As will happen, as we mature and fall into bad company😉 tastes change. Now, I'm not suggesting my fellow pilgrims on Camino are “bad company” but a few have suggested, encouraged and, dare I say “dared” me...
  6. alexwalker

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    In another thread here, started by @Arn , discusting food is being discussed. Interesting, and I have learned a little about what to definitely avoid! However, my Caminos have tought me a lot about Spanish food, and how nice it can be: So the question is: What did you particurlarly enjoy for...
  7. Martin 888

    Chuletitas de Cordero

    I've been wanting to find a way to re-create Chuletitas de Cordero, the ubiquitous and delicious lamb chop dish found across Northern Spain. My absolute favourite food along the Camino. I think I've finally cracked it so I thought I would share a few details here to hopefully inspire others to...
  8. Arn

    EW....that's disgusting!

    Now, before you go off into LaLa Land, this thread is about FOOD. When I was growing up many decades ago, I'll bet we can agree that there was a time your mother put something in front of you to eat and, if your response wasn't a simple NO, EW...that's disgusting is a close second. As we...
  9. ivar

    New Asian restaurant in Santiago

    ...this is normally not big news, but in these times (when restaurants need to be closed due to the virus) it is nice to see some optimists out there. New restaurant opens in Santiago. Very close to you exit old town by Plaza de Galicia. There are not a lot of Asian places in Santiago, so once...
  10. scruffy1

    Alubias de Cantabria

    Beans are always an important staple for me on the Camino and off - I love them all! Alubias de Cantabria are like a stew but brother-in-law popped in so I added some stock and rice to stretch my usual pot of beans into almost a soup The quick recipe is here and YES I know it is a terrible...
  11. F

    Illy is to Italy, what Delta is to Portugal... what is the ubiquitous coffee brand sold at bars along the Frances?

    My title line here rather sums it up. I’m able to buy Delta coffee where I live, and Illy too (I prefer the Delta, to be honest). I know there is a sort of ubiquitous brand in Spain that we would be served in many places along the way. Can anyone help me with the brand? Each coffee has its...
  12. El Cascayal

    Manaia Sea Ela in Fonsagrada

    This wonderful bar and restaurant on the Primitivo in Fonsagrada with generous owners with overwhelming hospitality to Pilgrims is closing. So sad, wishing them all the best. They posted the following: Din que cando se pecha unha porta outra se abre! Queridas/os amigas e amigos do Manaia...
  13. simply B

    You can make your own 'Orujo de Hierbas'?!

    Well, apparently so..... Not able to get on Camino until, whenever, I find myself missing this. Since I am not able to access plain orujo, I am using a base of "7x distilled" vodka which is very clean though neutral in...
  14. L

    Daydreaming about sangria and paella

    Some of my fondest food and drink memories of the camino are the many paellas and sangrias I consumed. Upon returning from the Camino, my husband and I talked non stop about our adventure and how it was the best thing we had ever done. Several family members were "interested" but none would...
  15. jpflavin1


    I am trying to find the lemon soda they mix with beer. Most likely it is different region to region but so far I have not been able to replicate it here.
  16. ivar

    If you were to choose your Camino based on the food?

    What Camino would you walk?
  17. SherlyC

    Flavors of the Camino: Galician Empanada Recipe

    I'm a bit depressed in general due to this stupid covid. Most of my business deals got cancelled this year, I got fat during the quarantine, my health level seems to be deteriorating every year. Hubby got disc hernia from sitting too long doing home office, so with the back pain he is in a...
  18. Camino Food - Great Food on the Camino Frances

    Camino Food - Great Food on the Camino Frances

    Walking the Camino de Santiago, or at least the Camino Frances, can sometimes feel like you are eating your away across Spain! No wonder I never lose weight!
  19. B

    A taste of Spain in the uk

    I am missing Spain and was pleased to find Spanish food today in Lidl. The offer was last week but if you are lucky may be able to enjoy some galacian cheese also chorizo and calamares. Well it cheered me up at this strange lockdown time
  20. trecile

    Microwave Tortilla Maker

    I know that it sounds like sacrilege, but it is so easy to make a tortilla in this microwave tortilla maker! And other than the fact that it doesn't brown, the taste is perfect. I have made plenty of tortillas the traditional way with tons of olive oil, skillets, several bowls and a colander. I...