Probably my favourite dessert…
Pimenton-Spanish Smoked Paprika
Another article rescued from the old website. We always have a few tins of Pimenton de La Vera at home, it has nothing to do with other Pimentones that you can find. Give it a try.
Columbus carried chile peppers to Spain from the New World on his second trip in 1493, but who first used the pods for flavoring food? José Guerra, writing in “Foods from Spain News,” speculates that monks at the Monastery of Guadalupe in Extremadura were the first Europeans to discover the flavour–and heat–of chiles by crushing them and adding them to their soups. This theory agrees with that of food historians, who believe that chiles initially were grown in monasteries and the seeds were spread throughout Spain and Europe first by travelling monks and then by Spanish and Portuguese traders, who introduced them into Africa, India, and Asia. Within a hundred years after Columbus brought them to Spain, chile peppers had circumnavigated the globe and spiced up numerous regional cuisines.