Armchair Travel: Backroads’ Favourite Recipe for Spanish Tortilla!


    What do you remember most about the best trip you’ve ever taken? Aside from the people you shared it with, it’s probably the food. Great dining is an adventure—from exotic dishes to quirky restaurants and friendly waiters, it’s one of the best ways to experience a foreign place, even as armchair travel! The delicious aromas of our favourite recipes have the power to transport us across the world to the places we’ve been—and where we want to go next. Since we can’t travel at the moment, we asked Backroads leader Cody Siler to bring you a small taste of Spain, where he’s led trips for three years. We hope this flavour of España will tide you over until we’re able to travel there again!

    “During shelter in place here in Berkeley, California, I’ve been making lots of tortilla española, which I think is the perfect quarantine food: delicious, made with just a few ingredients, and easy to keep in the fridge. It’s not what you think of when you hear “tortilla”—it’s more like a potato omelet than any burrito-wrap. This recipe is easy to prepare at home and is a staple in households and cafés across Spain. I can’t get back to Catalonia right now, but at least I can close my eyes, take a bite and imagine I’m at a Backroads picnic in the Pyrenees!” Cody Siler

    Click here for the full recipe – enjoy!