Culinary discovery on the Camino

A walk through the Spain’s North Coast with an unlimited food budget would be a discovery indeed. The Spanish culinary Renaissance is in full swing and the Michelin guide has been complementary in it’s sprinkling of stars over this region.

For the moment, I’m better placed to review relative prices of jars of chick peas in Carrefour and Dia supermarkets.

That’s not to say that there aren’t revelations to be had. The other day I discovered that it’s possible to guzzle non-liquid foodstuffs (chocolate raisins… 2 packets) and that under the right conditions (no other food for 20k) the proteinacious brine surrounding beans can be surprisingly tasty in and of it’s self. I don’t think the palates at Michelin have anything to worry about.

I first saw this contraption at Castillo, walking from Laredo to Güemes. It seems to aerate the drink, adding, I’m told, to ‘El sabor’. Very nice it is too.

3 thoughts on “Culinary discovery on the Camino

  1. El sabor ~ enjoy!!! Interesting stuff. Brine is good when walking a lot because it helps replace lost sodium. I won’t say “stay thirsty my friend” like the Dos Equis man says in the commercial on the telly. Stay curious !

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  2. The cider in Cantabria is dry to the taste and very alcoholic. It’s a pleasant alternative to Cantabrian Albarín tinto (red wine) but both are fine when you have time to take a nap afterwards. 🙂

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