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Arguiñano and the Asturian cider

The popular cook in Channel 3 presented yesterday a typical Asturian recipe, in which cider did not go amiss.

LA SIDRA.- Karlos Arguiñano, the most famous cook in television, presented yesterday an Asturian recipe, onions stuffed with tuna fish, at the request of a Galician programme fan.

After praising the excellence of our country, including mountains, beaches and meadows, he focused on our cuisine, which he defined as very rich and healthy, according to Asturian people, eating lovers.

In the recipe there was no lack of cider as one of the main ingredients, and this led to an anecdote explained by the cook with cider on a major role.

As a great cycling fan, the went to Covadonga lakes to see one of the legendary Tour of Spain cycling courses. Once there he went down to the village with a friend of his and, as he tells, people did not stop offering them cider glasses to drink. It became to a point in which both him and his friend ended up hitchhiking on opposite sides of the road until a journalist friend of theirs gave them a lift to the hotel. After pointing out that cider should not be abused of, the praised our traditional drink.

Arguiñano, who visited Asturias for the first time in a school trip to Ensidesa, recalled when he tried kidney beans with clams for the first time, accompanied by good cider of the area. In his programme there was no lack of references to the good cuisine in Asturias, but always pairing the dishes with delicious Asturian cider.

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Born in Xixón, Asturies, in 1973, I studied English Philology at the Universities of Oviedo and Bradford (UK). I've worked as an English teacher, guide, interpreter and translator. I'm very keen on cider and good cuisine. Follow me on the website www.ciderayalga.com

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