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Latin dishes, Spanish food, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

The 5 Dishes You Must Try on a Spanish Holiday

While you might be longing to relax on a stunning beach, sip Sangria at an atmospheric bar, and participate in an action-packed water sport while in Spain, it’s the food you will want to stay for.

Rather than sticking to your home comforts during a getaway, you should make it your mission to sample the local cuisine, which will provide you with an insight into the nation’s culture and history.

To fall head over heels in love with the country and its food, here are the five dishes you must try on a Spanish holiday.

1. Paella

While Italy has pasta, France has souffles and German has sauerkraut, Spain has the mouth-wateringly good paella, which will make you want to up sticks and move to the country. The nation’s signature dish originates from Valencia and features white rice, runner beans, butter beans, saffron and either chicken, rabbit or seafood. It’s the perfect dish to try at any point in the year, and it is commonly eaten at lunchtime.

2. Patatas Bravas

One dish you can expect to find on most tapas menus is patatas bravas, which translates to “brave potatoes.” That’s because the cubed or shallow friend potatoes are marinated in a spicy sauce, such as garlic mayonnaise with pimiento or a spicy ketchup.

The delicious dish was created in southern Spain and is made for sharing, so you should sample other dishes alongside the Spanish staple when at a restaurant.

3. Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a tomato-based soup that is famously served cold and originates from Andalusia. While the cold texture might be a surprise to many, it can be the perfect dish to try when enjoying the glorious sunshine during holidays in Lanzarote, which is well-regarded for its year-round sunshine – so there is never a bad time to sample the staple when on the island. The flavours are sure to burst onto your tongue from the first spoonful, as it is made from tomatoes, garlic and peppers, which is served with bread and, of course, olive oil.

4. Jamón

One of the most celebrated foods in all of Spain is Jamón, which is a leg of cured ham that is salted and hung up to dry, which will preserve the meat throughout winter. While you will commonly find Jamón Serrano in most restaurants, which comes from a white pig, you will want to try Jamón Iberico that comes from black pigs and is the more expensive of the two.

Regardless of which option you choose, the delectable meat should be served in thin slices with a small amount of bread, which will ensure it melts in your mouth.

5. Churros

If you have more of a sweet tooth and want to enter foodie heaven, you should indulge in churros, which are a much-loved snack by both locals and tourists. They are made from fried dough pastry in a sausage-like shape, and they are then doused in sugar and best dipped in hot melted chocolate.

While most locals will treat themselves to churros at a fiesta or street party, holidaymakers can buy them from various roadside vendors, regardless of whether they are holidaying in the Canary Islands or a stunning Spanish city.

Sweden Turns Into World’s Largest Gourmet Restaurant

To highlight healthy and natural food available in nature, Sweden, together with four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, is launching The Edible Country – a 100-million-acre-DIY gourmet restaurant. The restaurant, with a menu created from ingredients found in Swedish nature, is free of charge and open for reservations.

In this new global initiative, Sweden is showing the world how easy and accessible healthy food can be. The Edible Country consists of a nine-course menu that visitors can prepare and cook themselves – in the wild. It is co-created by Swedish Michelin-starred chefs Titti Qvarnström, Niklas Ekstedt, Jacob Holmström and Anton Bjuhr.

As part of the initiative, seven handmade wooden tables have been placed across the country with ready-to-use kitchen kits and cooking tools. The tables are bookable between May and September through visitsweden.com/ediblecountry or bookatable.co.uk/theediblecountry. And if they are fully booked, it is still possible to visit The Edible Country and prepare the dishes at any other preferred location in Swedish nature.

“Sweden is 96 percent uninhabited and yet easily accessible for everyone. Our nature is filled with edible ingredients and we want to invite the world to enjoy them, and at the same time wind down in nature like us Swedes do. By using our star chefs’ menu, this new and innovative DIY culinary experience makes it possible for visitors to explore and transform nature into gourmet food themselves,” says Jennie Skogsborn Missuna, Chief Experience Officer at Visit Sweden.

Highly processed foods have become everyday food for people all over the world, with healthy alternatives often perceived as complicated and inaccessible. With The Edible Country, Sweden proves how natural and healthy food can be just as tasty and easy to make as anything else, with ingredients available in nature.

“For me, Swedish nature has always been my biggest source of inspiration when cooking. The hours I have spent in the forest have turned into the realization that cooking outdoors, with the ingredients right in front of me, is the core of Swedish cuisine. The Edible Country is a symbol of how easy, close and uncomplicated food can and should be,” says Niklas Ekstedt.

The dishes on the menu vary depending on the season, so the ingredients can be found in nature almost all year round. Among the dishes is forest broth with poached perch and broiled herb butter, and freshly smoked char with chanterelles and wood sorrel. This and much more is found in The Edible Country, which is now open for reservations.

“At Bookatable we help diners find great restaurants to create memorable dining experiences, so we are absolutely delighted to help with this innovative idea. Discovering a new restaurant is always exciting, but getting to forage for food in Sweden’s beautiful countryside and then cook a dish created by a Michelin-starred chef is an opportunity not to be missed. My only advice would be to book up quickly!” says Michel Cassius, CEO Bookatable by Michelin.

> More information about the restaurant: visitsweden.com/ediblecountry

> Make your reservation at visitsweden.com/ediblecountry or bookatable.co.uk/theediblecountry

Brunch Life Fest & Giveaway!

360 Magazine will be conducting a social giveaway for a pair of GA tickets. To enter, just follow @brunchlifefest on Instagram and comment #360magazine and #agendafestival on our Instagram post here. Winners will be announced Thursday, August 2nd. They can collect their passes under their names with proof of ID at WILL CALL.

Brunch Life Festival is coming to the Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA on August 4, 2018 to celebrate that indulgent meal between breakfast and lunch that’s fueled by mimosas and avocado toast topped with poached eggs. Restaurants from Long Beach and Orange County are gathering to provide guests with brunch samples and beverage tastings. For five hours, the festival encourages attendees to live out their wildest brunch dreams (i.e., sip bottomless mimosas, sample gourmet brunch dishes, and participate in their favorite booze-fueled outdoor games). Live entertainment by Soular System, The Black Noise, and Roma provide a soundtrack to revelers’ escapades. Enjoy plenty of photo-booths to preserve memories for brunches to come. Round up your brunch crew for a fun filled day and enjoy the Brunch Life! Tickets starting at $20 on www.brunchlifefest.com

Craftsy & Today Food × Scott Conant 

Craftsy and TODAY Food Debut New Immersive Cooking Class “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet” with Celebrity Chef Scott Conant 

Screen-to-Spoon Digital Content and Video Series Offers Innovative Culinary Experience for Viewers from The Comfort of Their Own Kitchens

 

Craftsy, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share, and TODAY Food have partnered with celebrity chef and restaurateur Scott Conant (Fusco, The Ponte, Mora Italian) to develop a new digital cooking class “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet.” Debuting on October 16, the pasta master class gives viewers insider access to Chef Scott Conant’s signature dishes and pro techniques. For a sneak peek, visit here.
“Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet,” is part of the Craftsy Culinary All-Stars collection, which allows everyday chefs to learn from, and cook with, top chef personalities like Conant, from the convenience of their own kitchens. From simple weeknight dinners to more complex dishes, the how-to video series can satisfy any pasta craving. All of Conant’s recipes will also be available via a visually-stunning digital cookbook on Craftsy.
 
“I’m excited to share my personal joy for cooking with the Craftsy audience. There is something so special about creating that perfect bite in your own kitchen,” says Conant. “I grew up with Italian food; it’s my passion. I created this Craftsy class to teach innovative ways on how to create the elegant simplicity of a delicious pasta dish for all cooking levels.”
 
Speedy foodies can enjoy a special launch day introductory offer for “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet,” available free for 48 hours on Craftsy’s website on October 16 and for a one-time $39.99 fee thereafter. Once a user has access to the class, it becomes permanently accessible in their library. With the feasibility to rewind, re-watch or even catch a scene in slow motion, food fanatics can easily master tricky techniques.
 
“At Craftsy, we bring endless creativity and inspiration to at-home enthusiasts with notable field experts and helpful how-to content,” says John Levisay, CEO and Founder, Craftsy. “We’re thrilled to partner with an esteemed talent such as Chef Scott Conant, who brings the same unwavering passion to his cooking as the Craftsy foodies bring to our community. ‘Pasta Like a Pro’ offers something for everyone – from on-the-go recipes to carefully crafted complex dishes.”
 
Versatile Chef and TV personality Scott Conant started his career as a chef at some of New York’s best restaurants. Cooking for 32 years, Conant brings his personal affinity and experience with Italian cuisine to develop savory, authentic recipes for his master class on Craftsy such as penne alla puttanesca and a signature bolognese sauce.
 
For more information on “Pasta Like a Pro: Everyday to Gourmet” please visit www.craftsy.com.
 
About Craftsy

Craftsy is the leading online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share.Offering content for millions of creative tastemakers in over 180 countries, Craftsy delivers a growing, unrivaled collection of more than 1,300 on-demand videos and classes. Craftsy works with experts in a range of verticals including quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, drawing, painting, cooking, crochet and many more, combining top-quality content, anytime convenience and the intimacy of an in-person experience with the world’s best talent. With six in-house studios and a top-notch creative team, Craftsy produces high quality broadcast content that inspires and entertains. Craftsy’s premium online shop provides an assortment of supplies, kits, patterns, fabrics and more. Members of the Craftsy community – whether neighbors or makers across the world – inspire and support each other with ideas, tips and positive feedback along the way. Headquartered in Denver, CO, Craftsy is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com.
 
Craftsy on social:
Instagram: @becraftsy
Twitter: @beCraftsy
Facebook: @craftsy
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About Scott Conant

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Conant officially put his name on the map when he opened the beloved L’Impero in 2002. It garnered a three-star review from The New York Times, the title of “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation and praise from top publications such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, which named Conant one of America’s Best New Chefs in 2004. In 2017, Conant opened Fusco in New York’s Flatiron district; Mora Italian, a modern, convivial osteria in Phoenix, Arizona; and The Ponte, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Conant has appeared on the Today Show, The Chew, CBS’ The Talk, Live with Kelly & Michael and Good Morning America, and is a regular judge on Chopped, consistently one of Food Network’s highest rated programs. He has also published three cookbooks: New Italian Cooking, Bold Italian and The Scarpetta Cookbook. 
 
Scott Conant on social:
Instagram: @conantnyc
Twitter: @conantnyc 
Facebook: Scott Conant