Cervantes and the Gastronomy of the Spanish Golden Age with Tessy Carrada - Context Travel

Cervantes and the Gastronomy of the Spanish Golden Age with Tessy Carrada


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Led by culinary journalist Tessy Carrada, this conversation will introduce you to both the writing of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and his connection with diet, food, and culinary history. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language for "Don Quixote" and his other works, Cervantes was also connoisseur of Spanish Golden Age gastronomy - a foodie of his time.

It is no coincidence that we find nearly 200 culinary references in "Don Quixote" and many also in Cervantes' work. We will learn about his cultural context and lively personality, discovering how he became a key source for understanding the diet, habits, and culinary traditions of 16th and 17th century Spain. We will note how some of these habits have evolved and remain part of the way the Spanish eat today.

So, be prepared to travel with Cervantes and discover the flavors, drinks, and dishes he shares with his readers. Tessy suggests participating with a nice glass of wine and maybe some cheese or olives to enjoy this "webinar tapa" to the fullest. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with better knowledge about Spanish cuisine and, potentially, a rumbling stomach.

Teresa Carrada loves cooking and food. Originally from Mexico, she considers gastronomy the best way to learn about a culture and its traditions. For almost eight years she worked in the culinary university Colegio Superior de Gastronomía in Mexico City as a professor and PR Coordinator of culinary events. Teresa moved to Spain 4 years ago to pursue her Postgraduate Course on Gastronomic Journalism. Since then she has collaborated on a range of different projects including a radio program and writing articles about Spanish and Mexican cuisines. She never ceases to be amazed by Spanish culinary traditions, their new food tendencies, and the experiences related to it. She leads the Context Madrid Tapas Tour and she loves it.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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