Old Recipes, New Format: Spain Puts Historic Dishes on Video

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 2, 2018

When Spanish conquerors brought home a tomato from the Americas in the 16th century, its red color caused a sensation at the royal court.

But because of its resemblance to a poisonous fruit found around the Mediterranean, the tomato was long used only as a table decoration. Not until 1755 did it appear in a savory sauce recipe in a Spanish pastry cookbook written by Juan de la Mata, the pastry chef for King Philip V and King Ferdinand VI.

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