Hawaii is made from underwater volcanoes Come with us 250 million years ago to the Triassic Period (just before your favorite period – the Jurassic one, you know, the one with all the dinosaurs). Mammals looked like this: And the world looked like this: You may be familiar with Pangea (when everything was one … More Mallorca Monday: How the Balearic Islands Were Formed
A visitor to Mallorca usually comes expecting to eat tons of Paella, some fresh seafood, and to drink a ton of sangria. But these visitors are missing out on the second most (behind sobrasada) beloved food on the island. Crackers. Mallorca has an obsession with crackers, or galletas. These special crackers have a similar taste to … More Mallorca Monday: Cracker Snacks
You can’t talk to a Mallorquin about food without sobrasada being brought up. Every single class I have had has asked me, without fail, “Have you had sobrasada?” “Do you like sobrasada?”. It does not exists anywhere else in Spain, and it is a purely Mallorcan tradition. So here we go! Basically, it’s like a … More Mallorca Monday: Sobrasada
We decided to make our second ever Mallorcan recipe! Our first was about Sospiros, which you can check out over here. If you want to skip straight to the recipe, go straight to the bottom, but some of this requires some explanation. We also wrote a bit about the history of empanadas in Mallorca, which … More Recipe: Empanadas Mallorquinas
“Empanada” is a general term you see a lot with Spanish dishes that can mean many different things. Literally, it means breaded, (or enbreaded in, surrounded by bread). So sometimes you’ll see “Pollo Empanada” on a menu, and it’s just a breaded chicken breast. We actually made this mistake in Puerto Rico, we wanted a … More Mallorca Monday: Empanadas
Our first night here was spent in an Airbnb, and the first thing our host did was pour us a glass of water. It was summer, and it was hot, so we eagerly gulped it down, and both simultaneously gagged. It was salty, and tasted like it came out of a garden hose. That was … More Mallorca Monday: Can you drink the water?
As you all know, our new home is on an island right in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. Now, I don’t know about you, but I kinda figured that the Mediterranean was an oceanic ghost town. I figured this because it’s been a food bank for countless civilizations going way back to the beginning … More Mallorca Monday: What’s under the sea?