How to use organic food to travel consciously in Ronda

By @jess

Spain is world renowned for its healthy yet delicious cuisine. At Entrelenguas we strongly believe that everyone that visits Ronda should have an authentic culinary experience in Spain. So, we organise our own culinary experiences for our students and travellers alike, to introduce them to authentic Spanish cuisine using organic food in Ronda and teach them about our work philosophy of Slow Travel. We offer two different workshops: home cooking and cooking in the vineyard. Both are perfect for foodies with an interest in learning more about Spanish cuisine, and furthermore want to learn how to cook traditional Spanish dishes for themselves.

 

 

At Entrelenguas we support the Slow Food movement. To explain briefly, it’s the philosophy of only cooking with products that are locally sourced and of high quality, and maintain the traditional cuisine of the area. It’s very important to us that we support our local community and so we only use organic products. We have our own organic garden in which we grow products that we then use in our activities.

Furthermore, the Slow Food philosophy allows us to only work with seasonal ingredients. Because of this there are different recipes available during autumn, winter, spring and summer. Below we have included some suggestions of our favourite traditional dishes from the Entrelenguas recipe book.


 

During the cooler months in Ronda, you will find a delicious variety of stews on the menu. Potatoes, pumpkins, asparagus and artichokes are at their best during this period, and also certain beans, chickpeas and lentils. To make the best of these seasonal ingredients in Ronda we suggest trying these recipes:

Alboronia | This dish is a hearty and delicious stew that consists of chickpeas, potatoes, and pumpkin, and never fails to warm you up on a chilly day. It is seasoned with black pepper, cumin and chilli powder.
Asparagus Soup | Another of our favourite recipes of this season, with asparagus harvested directly from the countryside.
 

 

During the warmer months, the thick stews are replaced by light and cooling foods. There are many fruits that are ripe and fresh in summer: apricots, plums, raspberries, melon, and peaches are all at their best. You will find a lot of dishes made with tomatoes, green beans cucumbers and peppers too. To enjoy this organic food in Ronda at its freshest, we recommend these recipes:

Gazpacho: This recipe is possibly the most famous of them all, and is made with tomatoes and cucumber. It is served as a cold soup, so it is perfect for cooling down on a hot day.
Stuffed peppers: This recipe is sweet and tasty, and uses red peppers that are stuffed with the best ingredients from the garden. It is perfect for a snack on a summer’s day.

So, what are you waiting for? Get involved with the Slow Food movement and join us on one of our cooking experiences! You can sign up to our home cooking workshop and cook traditional Spanish dishes at one of our local chef’s houses. Or if you like organic wine, come and enjoy our cooking in the vineyard experience and learn how to make traditional Spanish cuisine out in the fresh air in a vineyard here in Ronda. Then with your knowledge of organic food in Ronda and your new cooking skills you can go on to be an amazing chef. With our recommendations of seasonal ingredients and the Entrelenguas recipe book you can continue your Spanish culinary experience at home.

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