"The best the world has is in the number of worlds that the world contains." Eduardo Galeano.
"There is no love more sincere than the love of food." George Bernard Shaw.
"When traveling one should have an open mind to all the surprises, not get tired, not to be capricious, eat well and drink better." Francisco Nieva
It is heard worldwide that in Tarifa we have a strong wind. It has also been repeated at an exhausted rate (with the permission from the Canary Islands population) that it sits at the southern most point of Europe. And not to mention the story of the legend “Guzmán el Bueno”, about his sacrificed son killed at the hand of his own dagger. There are some facts about this magical place that are repeated too much.
But what about gastronomy in Tarifa? Eating is a fundamental part of the culture of a town, and judging by how little has been said and written about this it would seem that in Tarifa we don’t eat! Well, not only do we eat, but we eat very well. For starters, our products are so good that we even export them (like red tuna). And with Morocco right next door there has been a fusion between our countries and food long before the word “fusion” even became fashionable. Popular recipes have reached a stage where they reach the requirements of the most discerning palate. And if this were not enough, very good chefs and cooks internationally and nationally have established themselves here to enrich the culinary culture of our people.
Over the last years, in all aspects of gastronomy, from agriculture, to the preparation in the kitchen and the way of consuming has taken an important step forward. The whole world is currently experiencing a food revolution, as important and as relevant as once was the start of the industrial revolution and the technological revolution. Spain, at the summit of world cuisine, is located in a privileged position directly and indirectly benefiting many lives. Names such as Ferran Adriá, José Andrés Josemari Alzac and to name a few, are so well known internationally as compatriots in the world of sports or arts. Thanks to them, production and marketing of food products such as olive oil or Iberian ham, the catering and tourism industries to name but a few examples, are being given a generous push forward.
Therefore, this edition is a celebration of Tarifa gastronomy like it has never been done before. We have served up a mouth opening edition featuring the best harvest in town, and with so much to choose from we cannot fit all of it into a single edition, so the first part starts here and many more are yet to come! Come and enjoy, let the feast begin!