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Recipe for Torijas. Easter

Ingredients for Torrijas
Ingredients for 4 people: 1 l of milk olive oil ½ kg of honey ½ kg of sugar 8 eggs Slices of bread for 'torrijas'

Preparation Torrijas

Torrijas. Cut a large loaf of bread for 'torrijas' in fairly thick slices (you can also use special ready sliced bread).Mix the milk and sugar in a deep bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate dish. Dip the slices of bread in the sugared milk and eggs and fry in a pan with boiling oil until golden brown. Then drain well.

Presentation Torrijas

Place the 'torrijas' on a serving dish and pour honey over them.It is also traditional to add the sugared milk to the serving dish so that the 'torrijas' soak it up and become more spongy.

Like many traditional dishes, torrijas reveal their humble origins, as they were a clever and tasty way to use up the remains of stale bread.

No wonder that torrijas are the quintessential sweet this time of year. As they are slices of bread soaked in milk, then dipped in egg, fried and then seasoned with sugar, syrup or honey, torrijas made it easier to put up with the prohibition of eating meat during Lent.
Newer versions of this traditional sweet have extended the list of ingredients and combinations: no longer just bread and sugar, but fried milk brioche, green tea with milk, chocolate and milk foam in the most cutting edge style. There are even bakeries that have invented a 'teletorrija' service: fast home delivery of torrijas ordered through social networks.
"Torrijas’, like every simple dish is delicious. Torrijas are nothing: pieces of fried bread with milk and sugar dressing."

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Alimentaria 2014. International Food and Drink Exhibition

Alimentaria is the most important International Food and Drink Exhibition in Spain and it is ranked among the best in the world. The trade fair is held at the Gran Vía de Fira trade fair ground in Barcelona, in l'Hospitalet del Llobregat (Catalonia).

The Food exhibition is divided into thirteen theme areas: Intercarn (meat products and by-products); Interlact (dairy products); Mundidulce (cakes, cookies and candy); Expobebidas (soft beverages, bottled water, cider, beer and grape juice); Interpesca (products from the sea, aquaculture and fish farming); Expoconser (canned fish and vegetable products); Congelexpo (frozen products); Intervin (wine and spirits); Vegefruit (fresh fruit and vegetables); Olivaria (the area specializing in olive oil); Multiproducto (general food products); Alimentación ecológica (organic food); and Restaurama (food eaten outside the home).

There are also two buildings that represent the participants grouped by their place of origin: Pabellón de las Autonomías (participants grouped by Spanish regions) and Pabellón Internacional (international participants).

TO LEARN MORE

31 Mar - 03 Apr 2014
Fira de Barcelona: Recinto Ferial Gran Vía - M2
Avenida Juan Carlos I, 58
08908 Barcelona
Catalonia
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Planning your trip to Rioja,

 

BREAKAWAY RIOJA GOURMET WINE TOUR

 

THE BEST WAY TO BILBAO, SPAIN

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From LAX, Air France, Lufthansa and British offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bilbao. Restricted round-trip fares range from $1109 to $1,480, including fees and taxes. Haro is about an hour's drive south of Bilbao.

TELEPHONES

To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 34 (country code for Spain) and the local number.

WINERIES IN RIOJA

Unlike some of the new farflung wine regions in Spain, wineries in La Rioja are set up for tourists and welcome them. In recent years, it's become fashionable in Spain to spend weekends in the wine country. And with the exception of a few smaller high-end estates, you don't have to be in the wine business to arrange for a visit and tasting. Visits often can be reserved online. Most estates offer tours in English, and at some you can sign up for picnics, special tastings or a Jeep tour through the vineyards.



Bodegas Muga, Barrio de la Estacion, Haro; (941) 31-18-25, http://www.bodegasmuga.com. Winery tour, vineyard tour and tasting courses. Wine bar too.

López de Heredia, Avenida de Vizcaya, Barrio de la Estacion, Haro; (941) 310-244, http://www.lopezdeheredia.com. Visits by prior arrangement. Tasting pavilion with wine bar.

Roda, Avenida de Vizcaya, Barrio de la Estación, Haro; (941) 30-30-01, http://www.roda.es. To arrange a visit (about $13.50) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (941) 312-187. Next door to Lopez de Heredia, modern glass winery with cellars built into the hillside. They make good olive oil too. Wine bar with balcony overlooking the Ebro River.

CVNE, Barrio de la Estacion, Haro; (941) 30-48-09, http://www.cvne.com. 90-minute winery tour and tasting, about $11; gourmet wine tasting, about $34.

Elsewhere in La Rioja

Contino, Finca San Rafael, Laserna; (945) 60-02-01, http://www.cvne.com. Winery tour and tasting, about $13.50; gourmet tasting, about $40.

La Rioja Alta, Avenida de Vizcaya, Haro; (941) 31-03-46, http://www.riojaalta.com.  90-minute tour and tasting, about $11.

Vina Real, Cerro de la Mesa, Laguardia; (941) 30-48-09, http://www.cvne.com. Vat-shaped contemporary winery with great views over Rioja Alavesa. Walking tour of vineyards and picnic (in summer), about $68. Guided tour of winery and tasting, about $20.

Marques de Murrieta, Carretera Logrono-Zaragoza, Logrono; (917) 27-13-74, http://www.marquesdemurrieta.com. Visits by appointment only, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Founded in 1852, the estate has just reopened to visitors after a six-year renovation of the cellars and and the visitors area.

Marques de Riscal Marques de Riscal, 1 Calle Torrea, Elciego; (945) 60-60-00, http://www.marquesderiscal.com. Buy tickets online (about $14) for visits.

TO LEARN MORE

La Rioja Tourism, http://www.lariojaturismo.com

Haro Tourism, http://www.haroturismo.org/en

 

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