Hello, Elllo family. This is Luis from Spain and today's question is what's a strange food I enjoy.
I find it curious to think in terms of strange food which I reckon is both a generational and geographical concept. I mean, if I speak to my parents about going to a Japanese restaurant, they'll probably look at me with a funny face and think I'm too exotic or strange in my suggestion. According to this perspective, I really love strange types of food such as Turkish, Asian, or Indian to name some of them.
But if we speak locally, my parents won't certainly find it bizarre or strange to mention the word gazpacho, which I'm sure is a strange word, strange food for many of you. For me, gazpacho is one of the treasures of Spanish cuisine. Also known in my family as liquid gold, gazpacho is a cold drink served in meals as a starter or a complement to the main courses.
There are many ways of making it in my country. I've tried some of them. Personally, I prefer the type – is prepared in Southwestern Spain. The ingredients are mostly vegetables. You need the following: 1 kilo of tomatoes, 1 green pepper free from its seeds, a chunk of cucumber, half a peeled onion, a piece of peeled garlic, 3 spoons of olive oil, 3 of vinegar, and finally, salt. And some recipes include bread, although this is not strictly necessary.
You need to cut all the ingredients into pieces, put them together and mix them all, finishing with the oil. If you want it less thick, you can finally add some cold water. Believe me, it's really, really worth it.
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