09 May 2005

La Vida Loca

FINALLY! I am back after a week of computer problems, almost chucked the thing out the window several times....

And so much to share! My husband, Sean, and I spent a fantastic long weekend in Madrid and whilst we did several fantastic cultural things, these were of course all scheduled around food.

What I love about the MadrileƱos is their respect for an animal, thereby eating all of an animal rather than just the bland breast for example. And their willingness, in fact, sheer enthusiasm for bits of an animal that might make weaker mortals blanch made me feel right at home. One of my favourite tapas bars was called La Oreja de Oro (or Golden Ear), c/Victoria 9. I'll let you guess what the house specialty is...


Golden ears, yum! Posted by Hello

Aren't they beautiful? A glistening combination of crunch and chewiness, accompanied by a hint of smokey paprika, oh my.

So many others to report, more later...

2 comments:

Santos said...

golden ears of what? welcome back!

Vivilicious said...

Thanks for the welcome back, Santos.

Golden ears of pig, that most noble of animals! Yum...