Recently I had the pleasure of 8 matronly Spanish ladies teaching me how to cook – the Murcian way.
It started out as a Murcian Cookery class, with a teacher and students (me plus the 8 ladies). It ended up as a mad drive through one way streets, with a car full of slightly tipsy chefs, on the way to the gym for a dance. I was the sober driver.
In between we cooked Zarangolla, Pisto, Papajarote and Sardinas. A bottle of home made wine was opened and quickly consumed. The teacher gamely continued through the interruptions, noise (how loud can 8 ladies be?) and “assistance”. She’s promised to come back again for our next instalment – we’ll see!
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