The Perfect Tortilla de Papas

The Perfect Tortilla de Papas

Today I woke up with a sudden craving for a “tortilla de papas”. In Argentina we call it this way, even though it’s a typical Spanish dish and the proper name would be “Tortilla Española”. The reason why an Argentinean would be craving a traditional Spanish dish is because as an immigrant country, our “typical” dishes come as a loan from many parts of the world; in this specific case, Spain. Having said that, you can now understand why every Saturday at my mom’s house we used to have “Tortilla de Papas and Milanesas” (a whole other story). I absolutely had to have it!
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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

I absolutely love lemon cake; it’s my favourite cake. Especially with the glaze, oh –the-glaze! It always reminds me of home, only because growing up there would always be one on the counter during the weekends, and it would usually last for about five minutes; me, my brother and sisters and our friends would devour it at teatime. Always. No exceptions. Lately I’ve been experimenting with different lemon cake recipes, and also with different lemon cakes, period. As a declared fan, I’ve done my Paris grand tasting tour, and have found a definite winner: Lily’s Brownies, on Rue du Dragon, in the 6th arrondissment, has the best Lemon Cake, and consequently took on the first place, by far.
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