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  1. sugargypsy

    Searching regional recipes

    Hi, I'm currently searching regional recipes from the areas that one crosses when walking the Camino Francés, i.e. from the Basque Country, Navarre, La Rioja, Castilla y León and Galicia. (Did I forget a region? 🤔) Why do I want recipes which respond to the geographical regions of the...
  2. D

    A Trail Mix and Snack Thread

    I came across the information below, and thought it may be fun to share. . . and nutritious and energy replenishing as well :) What is or is not healthy is a matter of preference with regard to trail foods to snack on. I want quick energy that gives me about 100-120 calories of intake every 25...

    Keurig / K cup Cafe con Leche

    One of our favorite daily rituals on the camino is having café con leche with our breakfast and also at one of our rest breaks walking through a town. When my wife and I returned home in late October, I was thinking about creative Xmas presents I could buy for my wife. I pondered whether there...
  4. simply B

    Raxo (Spanish Garlic Pork) recipe....NOT "Lomo"

    The more obscure Spanish recipes have been difficult for me to find...and I DO know how to research outside of a pretty extensive library of cookbooks. So, it has taken me a bit of time but, for those of you who found the dish memorable, I have finally gotten close to re-creating the best...
  5. J

    Vegan on Camino Del Norte

    I walked Frances last year as a vegan and whilst it was sometimes tricky (and I lost quite a bit of weight.. I think most of my calories came from the wine!) I mostly managed to eat fairly well by a combination of tracking down veggie albergues&restaurants, veggie paellas, and cooking my own...
  6. J

    Food lessons for life....

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Frances route this summer. I found the whole thing amazing for different reasons but it has also helped me make some dietary changes. What food lessons, if any, did you learn!?
  7. K


    Hi Plse can someone advise me about the wisdom of taking biltong (beef jerky) on our hike as snacks. I know some countries dont allow it in as it is cured and not cooked
  8. VNwalking

    Celebrate the Menú del Dia!

    I don't like the look of this one bit: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/11/no-more-two-hour-lunch-breaks-the-slow-death-of-spains-menu-del-dia The concern seems to be a lot about this: Will it hold its own, or fold to the pressure of change? Or is this just journalistic hype...
  9. Barobins

    Maintaining Blood Sugar...food on the trail

    Hi all, I am having some issues during training with getting hungry often while walking. I’m using a lot of bars, and fruit, but I’m thinking I might need to add something to my water. Sometimes it’s just hard to keep eating bars too! There are a million electrolyte drinks here in the...
  10. alipilgrim

    Food on the Salvador

    Hi All, I’m starting on the Salvador the day after tomorrow and I’d just like to confirm the availability of food on this camino and what I need to be prepared to carry. Background: I’m planning a 5 day camino, so stopping in La Robla, Poladura, Pajares, Pola de Lena, and Oviedo. So what I...
  11. Michio

    Is it possible to pay for a meal at an albergue you're not staying at?

    Being a vegetarian I like to plan ahead a little bit where my next meal is concerned. I notice that Albergue El Palo de Avellano in Zubiri is meant to do a nice vegetarian pilgrim's meal but I've booked a room in a different albergue for the night that doesn't do evening meals. Do albergues only...
  12. chillax7

    First Bar Syndrome

    maybe should be first "open" bar syndrome! Hi all, I've been a long time lurker and finally signed up after walking St jean to Burgos the last 2 weeks of August with my wife. We're going back out to do the last part Leon to Santiago the last 2 weeks of September and now seriously regretting we...
  13. Heartsong Willow

    Camino Primitivo Culinary Highlights

    Ok Friends, SO, while I am not going to be camping at all and trying not to overplan, I wouldn’t mind if you would share your “must try while you are on the Camino” dishes. I downloaded Elle Bieling’s ebook on the CP and she weighs in on the Asturian and Galicia delectables (thanks Elle -...
  14. D

    Fuentestrella Restaurante - Hontanas

    Hey Pilgrims, Back in 2017, I stayed in Hontanas whilst walking the CF. Myself and many more pilgrims took advantage of the pilgrim menu in the above restaurant. After we ate our food, the paella chef gave an incredible speech (once again, I wish I'd have recorded it) about the Camino, about...
  15. kirkie

    not quite on the camino

    Yesterday I became the new owner of a second hand Le Creuset 22cm oval cookpot/ dutch oven/casserole pot. I am ready to give away my much larger Pyrex one, far too big and heavy. Right now the new one is on the top of the cooker, doing its thing with some pork mince which will be the main...
  16. Maryfm91

    Vegan IS possible :)

    Hi everyone! This is a bit long, but bear with me because it's important. :) Something I thought about often while walking the Camino (Frances and Portuguese) was how easy, accessible and delicious it was to eat 100% vegan the whole time (I was even able to eat whole foods plant based, i.e...
  17. Maryfm91

    Vegan IS possible :)

    Hi everyone! This is a bit long, but bear with me because it's important. :) Something I thought about often while walking the Camino (Frances and Portuguese) was how easy, accessible and delicious it was to eat 100% vegan the whole time (I was even able to eat whole foods plant based, i.e...
  18. Peter Fransiscus

    The Herbon pepper pizza is born.

    The Herbón pepper pizza is born A Sicilian-Padronés marriage offers this masterpiece in a business in the capital of Sar PACO RODRÍGUEZ BY PATRICIA CALVEIRO 08/24/2019 05:00 H What could come out of the oven of a Sicilian and a man of pure strain? The answer is a Herbón pepper pizza. This is...
  19. B

    supermercados , lunch food and dinners on Camino de Madrid

    How easy or difficult is it to find coffee stops , supermercados whilst walking the Madrid camino. Also the CSJ guide has given me the impression that it is difficult to find places to eat after 3.30 pm. We enjoy having dinner after walking and was wandering if other walkers had difficulty...
  20. kindergood

    LIVE from the Camino Our Vegemite only lasted 1400km

    Any Australians travelling to SJPDP on 4th-5th August please bring a tube of Vegemite! Ours has all gone - it only lasted 1400km! Here is how to recognise me... https://akinderway.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/the-french-chapter-day-48-sorde-labbaye-to-saint-palais/ Thanks!