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Guided gastronomic tours in Barcelona (with me)

A guide to food in Spain

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Available in almost any bar in Catalunya, a Bikini is the name given to a toasted sandwich containing melted queso manchego or processed cheese and jamón dulce . This name is not used in Madrid , where I once got some very funny looks for asking for one; there, it turns out that it’s called a combinado . There are occasional variations on the theme; the most interesting involving a specially cut round hole in the upper slice to accommodate the yolk of a fried egg. A trikini also has sobresada .

By Francis Barrett

Spanish recipe books My favourite yummie Spanish cuisine books (in English at least):

The Real Taste of Spain: Recipes Inspired by the Markets of Spain (outstanding guide)

1080 Recipes (Absolute classic book by Simone Ortega translated from the Spanish. This is THE essential Spanish food book packed with 1080 recipes of all kinds.) You may also be interested in her The Book of Tapas