Campo de Principe in Granada
you reach a little plaza called Campo de Principe.
This is where Granadinos like to hang around during week ends
little plaza but rules are so easily broken sometimes
I joined some friends for a drink and here is Vernon
bringing a few tapas to our table
"If you introduce me, just say I'm former in anything but definitely former" Vernon said.
Ok, so Vernon is a former TV producer for C4, ITV and BBC1.
His girlfriend Nola is a garden designer. They left the London skies
to settle in a sunnier country and are very happy of their move.
Luis is a foodwriter specialized in Andalusian food.
If you're interested in the garum* sauce, he's your man.
He just published his last book on aphrodisiac food.
so he's definitely the guy to talk to.....in case you need to prepare a special dinner
Oops...and Vernon is also on the verge to finish a guide
of the best tapas bars in Granada.
nice to stick with him as well....
very colorful and attractive but Vernon's verdict was
final "they serve better food where we are, stop being a snob".
See the people standing, waiting for a table...
Garum, also called liquamen, is a type of fish sauce condiment popular in Ancient roman society.
For Romans, it was both a staple to the common diet and a luxury for the wealthy. Garum appears in most of the recipes featured in Apicius, a Roman cookbook. The sauce was generally made through the crushing and fermentation in brine of the innards of various fish such as tuna, eels, and others. While the finished product was apparently mild and subtle in flavor, the actual production of garum created such unpleasant smells as to become relegated to the outskirts of cities so that the neighbors would not be offended by the odor.
When mixed with wine, vinegar, pepper, oil, or water, garum was served to enhance the flavor of a wide variety of dishes, including pear and honey soufflé, boiled veal, and steamed mussels. In addition, garum was also employed as a medicine and as a cosmetic. Ancient Romans considered it to be one of the best cures available for many ailments, including dog bites, dysentery, and ulcers.
May be you're asking yourself : was it known to be aphrodisiac? I'll ask Luis
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