Hello, my name is Carlos Mirasierras, and I was born in Barcelona in…and who cares about that?. Well, the aim of this website is to make you know the Spanish cuisine as it really is. There are also many good web pages dealing with Spanish food in English, Spanish, French, etc, but I decided to publish this one because I'm providing a sort of accessorial information that I think is necessary when it comes to understanding the culinary culture of a country.
The Spanish cuisine is included, together with France, Greece, Italy and Morocco, in the so-called Mediterranean Diet, which has lately been praised so much by cardiologist and nutritionists. This is of the utmost interest for all of us, above all in a world of fast-foods, fast-fats, and fast heart-attacks, and because our health depends on what we eat, how we cook it, and how we eat it.
In general, recipes are based on the food products that each country, region, area, etc, has available; these are products that the land produces on account of the climate and the geographical position, although today we can buy products out of season in our region and which may come from as far as the antipodes of our country, so preparing a recipe from a faraway region does not involve a great difficulty or a financial setback.
But, going back to business, I have to say that I'm very happy to write this website, and I'll try to shed some light on the pathway towards a good cooking and a better enjoying of the foods that you will prepare. Somebody said sometime that food is necessary to keep body and soul together. In Spain, eating is not only a necessity but also a search for pleasure, so to fill the belly is not the objective.
This said, we can now have a look at the recipes comprised within the digital boundaries of this gastro-site. I have to add, though, that I will include many more recipes in a near future; it's only amatter of time, and I hope that you will excuse me for this momentary inconvenience. Thanks for your kind patience.