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Saturday, December 10, 2011

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - A MEMORABLE MEDIEVAL SPANISH MENU

Add color to black olives with junks of cheese
Photo by: Lord-Williams

Every year it's the same old menu: Aunt Jess' clear soup, the jumbo shrimp, Aunt Bess' potatoes, Aunt Mess' turkey and Auntie's Re - pites. What about trying a change?

This year a Memorable Medieval Menú is in order. Going back to the roots of mankind provides a pleasing change for all palates.


First and most important serve:
select wines from La Rioja Region in Spain and
THE FLOWER OF HORS D'ŒUVRE
Photo by: Lord-Williams
Semolina Bread, in Spain a meal is not a meal without bread from Fadalat, see aludir (posted September 15, 2011)



HORS D'ŒUVRE
Black olives and cheese, photo above 
Dates, with an empty dish for pits
Anchovies in Vinegar, Recipe by mrsamper, see anchoas, September 28, 2011
Artichokes filled with Foie Gras Au Gratin, see aguasal, November 6, 2010 
(the beauty here is that there is no bread which makes cocktails heavy)

ENTRÉE
Chicken Broth with Basil from Nola, see albahaca, November 22, 2010


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RELEVÉS
Clams in Almond Milk from Nola, see almejas




ENTREMET
Limon Sorbet in champagne glasses


MAIN COURSE
Roast Kid from Anón Andalus, see asado de cabrito, November 30, 2011
Asida (a type of polenta) with Stir Fry Spinach,  see asida, December 6, 2011, 


DESSERT
Ashura Pudding, the oldest dessert in Mankind, see Asura, December 8, 2011
Doughnuts (Agras Mukarrara) from a Bagdad Cookery Book, see Arbrerry, November 3, 2011





Medieval Doughnuts (Aqras Mukarrara)
Photo from: Fearless Kitchen
CHEESE SELECTION
Cabrales from Asturias
Torta del Casar from Extremadura
Manchego from the Mancha
Serve with Semolina Bread, see above

INFUSIONS, LIQUERS & OTHER DRINKS
Tea did not exist. If there was coffee it was limited to southern Spain as the Muslims did have it.

Herbal infusions could be made with any kind of herbs: mint, mallow, thyme etc
Alosa, Hydromel Perfumed with Spices, see aloja, September 7, 2011
Summer Coolers,  see áloe, September 6, 2011
Almond Horchata, from Nola, see almendrada 
Absinthe, see ájenjo, November 12, 2010, 
Grappa, see aguardiente, November 4, 2010
Brandy

ORIGINAL ALFAJOR FROM MEDINA SEDONIA
Photo By: El Pantera

Chocolates cannot be served being an American product, no matter what the Belgians say.

Honey Nut Sweet from Benavides Nueva Clásica, see alajú, November 17, 2010
Sugar Sandwich Cookies from Benavides, Nueva Clásica, see alfajores, July 21, 2011



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