ALCANTARA KITCHEN

ALCANTARA KITCHEN

Alcantara is known and recognized in the international culinary world by the famous cookbook that French soldiers took to France during the War of Independence.

References of good work in the kitchen, we have them since medieval times, thanks to the depensas of the Military Order were packed full of vegetables, fruit, hunting, wine, fish and oil.In 1807, when Napoleon´s troops commanded by Marshal Junot looted the library of the Convent of San Benito is apropieron of an old cookbook where monks were copying the recipes of the region or they themselves invented. This recipe handed his wife Laura Junot Permon, the future Duchess of Abrantes who handled spread throughout France and praising Savarin end of the nineteenth century a known Gourmet Chef Escoffier and pretigioso in his ”Guide Culinaire” includes recipes like the consummate known as broth and Pheasant, partridge, woodcock or Cod style Alcantara. It also makes references to truffles and hepagrás what would be the ”foie gras”.Account Alcántarina kitchen with Arab and Jewish influence in its sweets: mormenteras, pies, shortbread ... all without forgetting simple recipes like snails, gazpacho, chanfaina, crumbs, fry, cabbage with buche, tench, potatoes rebujón, are some of the delicacies to try in Alcantara.

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