Saveur Magazine Lists Pa amb Tomàquet

Saveur magazine has included the Catalan Pa amb tomàquet or tomato with bread on the Saveur 100 List for 2010.

Practically every bar you visit will serve it, in Andalucia it’s called tostada and you can have it with jamon and cheese too.

Not everywhere serves it with garlic like this method of making it.

Half lengthways and toast a baguette.
Rub the toasted slices with a cut clove of garlic.
Pour on olive oil, you need to cut the bread slightly so enough sinks in!
Pile on grated tomato, diced jamon and diced cheese.

Delicious – try with your morning coffee.

Best Spanish Sherries

For your Spanish travels to the wine region of Jerez here are some popular ones to try, voted for at a tasting session hosted by The Sherry Institute of Spain  at the Spanish Embasssy in London  the top ten Sherries were:

  • John Harvey & Sons Ltd, V.O.R.S 30 Year Old Rich Old Oloroso
  • Bodegas Hidalgo – La Gitana, Triana, Pedro Ximenez
  • Gonzales Byass, Del Duque, Amontillado Muy Viejo
  • Bodegas Sanchez Romate, NPU Amontillado
  • Fernando di Castilla, Antique Oloroso
  • Bodegas Perez Marin, La Guita, Manzanilla
  • Bodegas Lustau, Puerto Fino
  • Bodegas Valdivia, Sacromonte, Pedro Ximenez
  • Sandeman, Royal Corregidor, Rich Old Oloroso
  • Williams and Humbert, Dos Cortados, V.O.S. 20 Year Old Pal Cortado

For more information and tasting notes see