CHEF Maria José San Roman – who has a Michelin star at her restaurant Monastrell, in Alicante – will be cooking in Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.
Her movie Time for Olive Oil: The Essence of SustainabilityTo be performed at the French Institute, Edinburgh, on 6 October.
Then she serves tapas with olive oil.
- cornbread with three types of extra virgin olive oil;
- beetroot and tomato gazpacho;
- veggie morcilla on coca bread;
- Mussels escabeche style;
- Smoked Eggplant and Iberian Sausage Tartare;
- cod rice;
- Turrón de Jijona, a Spanish soft nougat.
Fìon, an Edinburgh-based wine agency founded last year by Vera Cebotari and Miguel Crunia, offers Mediterranean wines to accompany the cuisine.
Her film has selected 22 films for this year’s festival, which runs from October 1 to November 4.
In addition to screening films in Edinburgh, the festival will also screen films in Glasgow and Stirling.
Marian Arechaga, director of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, said: “The last two years have been challenging for the film and cultural industry.
“We are excited to be back in cinemas and share our festival experience together.
“The festival shines a light on the best of Spanish cinema and TV, and we’re excited to showcase bold and exciting work from a wide spectrum of talent.”
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