The Iberian was created in 2020 by me, Claudia. I have a passion for all things Spanish and Portuguese. I was very lucky to grow up in a truly Iberian household, with my mum coming from rural Alentejo in Portugal and my dad from the beautiful coastal province of Galicia in Spain. From a young age my passion has always been food, always watching my mum and nan cook in the kitchen and more importantly the barbeque! My fondest memories are big family lunches in Spain and Portugal, which would last hours on a mish mash of tables, benches and chairs with the extended family gathered around, laughing, eating and appreciating spending time with each other. I use recipes which have been passed down the generations, not through a recipe book but from watching, helping and tasting. I hope you enjoy the food that I now pass on to you. It gives me so much pleasure to provide food which can be shared and eaten socially with friends and family. Tapas are more than just small plates of incredible food. They are there to be shared and taken time over whilst catching up with the people that you love the most.
*No child was harmed in this photo, it was the 80's!