Since the Middle Ages, Spain has looked to the sea for culinary inspiration—and the sea has answered with a boundless variety of edible treasures, many of which belong to the molluscan class Cephalopoda. This class of creatures, which includes squid, octopus, cuttlefish, and nautilus, is unique in its variety, can be found in abundance along the Spanish coast and feature prominently in dishes served at fiestas and religious festivities. In this workshop, Barcelona-based chef Enrique will share the secrets of preparing some of Spain’s signature seafood dishes. He’ll demonstrate fishing tricks as well as the proper methods to clean and prepare seafood like octopus, cuttlefish, and calamari.
This experience is part of our Sunday Sabor series in partnership with Spain-based Devour Tours. Devour Tours connects people over food. Whether we're squeezing into our favorite Madrid tapas bar for a calamari sandwich or hosting a paella workshop online with guests from all over the world, we are passionate about introducing people to the food and stories that make our cities so unique. Through our interactive experiences, we aim to celebrate and preserve culinary traditions and history and support the small businesses that are the heart and soul of our communities.
Enrique is a half-Italian, half-Spanish chef and art historian. He was raised in the kitchens of his two grandmothers, who he credits with his passion for food, wine, and art. He teaches cooking classes and gives food tours in Barcelona, and when he is not sharing the culinary secrets of his city with guests, he goes fishing off the Barcelona coast so he can enjoy the freshest seafood at home.
Once you’ve got the basics out of the way, it’s time to get in the kitchen and start cooking. Learn to make a delicious Spanish dish by cooking along with Enrique, or sit back for now and apply these tips to a future cooking endeavor.
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