I was so impressed with the food on our blogger trip to Aragon I had to share it with you!
Aragon is in the northeastern corner of Spain – the Pyrenees (and France) border the north. The region encapsulates three provinces – Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel – and we ate our way through all of them!
Traditional Aragonese cooking is simple and makes use of local ingredients. The mountains of Huesca and Teruel are known for their meats and cold cuts. Longanizas sausage (similar to Chorizo) makes an amazing starter – especially when paired with a glass of Edra Syrah. Ham from Teruel is equally amazing. Ternasco is a legendary dish of young lamb roasted “poorman’s style” with potatoes. Fish is usually trout from the fresh water rivers. Cod ajoarriero (with peppers) is also popular.
The valleys supply the vegetables. Borage, which grows along the river Erbo, is served cold with potatoes and vinaigrette. Black olives – bitter, nutty, salty and slightly sweet – are more mellow than green olives and a regional specialty. Fat, plump cherries are also plentiful and served for breakfast and dessert. Fruits de Aragon is dried fruit dipped in chocolate. I brought this home and the girls demolished the whole basket in a couple of days.
If you’ve ever travelled with bloggers you will know you can’t touch a dish before it is photographed from every angle and then posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – so everyone else can enjoy it too.
Below are my food pics from the trip. Have a look and then let me know what you want to eat!
Guess what this is? Another food pic from our fabulous #britmumsaragon press trip to the Aragon region of Spain. Our last dinner was at El Mercao in Teruel, the city of love, dinosaurs and Mudejar architecture. And the answer is: grilled squid! A post shared by Susanna Scott ~ family travel (@amodernmother) on
IF YOU GO:
Spanish Tourist Board http://www.spain.info
Abba Huesca Hotel Calle Tarbes, 14, 22005 Huesca, Spain +34 974 29 29 00 https://www.abbahuescahotel.com/en/home.html
Real Posada de Liena Calle de la Virgen 10, 22808 Murillo de Gállego, Huesca, Spain +34 650 94 45 61 http://www.realposadadeliena.com
Monasterio de Piedra Hotel and Spa Calle Afueras, s/n, 50210 Nuévalos, Zaragoza,+34 976 87 07 00 http://monasteriopiedra.com
Río Piedra Ravesia Monasterio De Piedra, S/N, 50210 Nuévalos, Zaragoza, Spain
+34 976 84 90 07 http://www.hotelriopiedra.com
Hotel Reina Cristina Paseo del Óvalo, 1, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 60 68 60 http://www.hotelreinacristinateruel.com
Disclosure: My flight, travels and meals in Aragon were provided on a press trip for the basis of this review. All opinions are my own.