Spanish food, like Italian is very regional. You would notice the difference having dinner in a Catalan’s house or an Andaluz’s as with Italians in a Ligurian’s house and a Sardinian’s. Rachel’s experience of Spain was, apart from a year in Santander, in the Catalan capital Barcelona so her knowledge and style of cooking is Catalan. The classes are Spanish cooking classes but looking at the region of Catalonia in particular, hence the name. Who are the cooking classes and events suitable for? Anyone who likes to eat, is interested in food and who wants to have a good time. Catalan food is not just about Ferran Adria and complicated molecular gastronomy.
There is a strong tradition of really high quality domestic cooking that has been an excellent spring board for chefs such as Adria, Joan Roca and Carme Ruscellada among others. Rachel’s classes are about showing you how simple it can be to create delicious Catalan dishes and serve them to your friends and family while enjoying what you do, whether you are an accomplished cook or a kitchen disaster.
What if I can’t get to the cooking classes but want to learn? You can cook at the cook a longs on twitter from anywhere with internet access and a kitchen, or you can read the blog. If you would like to organise a class in your area then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org All the events and classes are above and the blog contains all kinds of information and recipes on Catalan and Spanish food. Click on the title of each class or event to find more about the contents or email me at email@example.com for more information.