Sunday, September 14, 2008

Imprescindibles en tu alimentacion diaria

Found on my aunt's fridge: the official Spanish food guide. Well not "official" like government-sanctioned, but published by Spain's all-purpose megastore, El Corte Ingles, which definitely has more cred.

Essentials in your daily eating:
1. Fresh products (fruit, vegetables, fish, meat)
2. Olive oil and olives - "one of the pillars"
3. Legumes
4. Rice and pasta
5. Preserved fish and vegetables
6. Cured ham and sausage
7. Wine
8. Dairy products (cheese should be 120-180g/day)

Also, I was volunteering at the World Social Forum on Migration this weekend and starting at 11AM at the volunteer snack table they had two legs of "jamon iberico" (see image), baguette, manchego cheese, pickled everything, wine and many bottles of martini dry. When I get back we are having a cocktail party and there will be no crudite.

Love to you all!

p.s. I almost included with this post a picture of my swollen purple toe as a warning to women who leave their place in the kitchen. But it was gross and brought back painful memories of a children's scooter. So I will simply leave you with this: Get back in the kitchen you fools and post on the damn blog!