I’ve just embarked on a major project, taking a journey through London to meet the people involved in bringing us the food from Spain so many of us have grown to love. The aim of the book is to explore why Spanish food is becoming popular, explain what it is, and show how to cook it. I’ll admit, there are harder jobs.
Yesterday I met the enterprising Blanca, owner of Miss Tapas, a tapas bar, in Peckham, south-east London. She has tried to recreate the kind of typical neighbourhood tapas bar you find in Seville, where she grew up.
I spent a very pleasant evening there and enjoyed some amazing dishes, including croquettes with morcilla and tortilla and alioli. The staff were very friendly, interested in the food, and the atmosphere relaxed. I think she has succeeded.