1 Aug 2008 - 9:00 AM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

The final episode of Food Safari ends with the fire and passion of Spanish cooking – you can smell the heady scents of saffron, paprika and garlic as host Maeve O’Meara investigates the key ingredients needed to create a Spanish pantry and visits chefs and home-cooks to gather some really easy recipes.

Learn about the art of Spanish tapas and then join young drama student Penelope Lopez who grew up in her father’s acclaimed restaurant in the Basque country – she whips up garlic prawns in the twinkling of an eye then a simple refreshing gazpacho which is a hit with all her Aussie friends.

Economist Paula Horta takes her Spanish omelette to barbecues and says everyone always wants the recipe – she shows how easy it is to create a creamy, delicious result. Carlos Lopez is one of the masters of the no-fuss paella which he makes on the small balcony of his apartment and has all the neighbours salivating. Chef Frank Camorra from Melbourne’s hip Movida tapas bar gives a rundown of the key ingredients from Spanish paprika to  Olive oil to saffron then whips up his favourite Sunday lunch dish using Spain’s favourite meat – pork.

Veteran deli owner Ramon Regueiro shows us why Spanish jamon is so prized and how to slice it and serve it. Finally, grandmother of five Rosalia Ugarte whips up rice pudding using her mother’s secret ingredient – condensed milk! It's divine.

Featured Businesses

Torres Cellars & Delicatessen
(paella pans and gas rings, groceries, Spanish wines, and jamon)
Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9264 6862

Casa Iberica
(Spanish groceries, deli items, paella pans and gas rings, cooking pots, spices)
25 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9419 4420

Café Hernandez
60 Kings Cross Rd
Potts Point NSW 2011
(02) 9331 2343

Spanish Terrazas Restaurant
541 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9283 3046

Movida Bar De Tapas Y Vino
1 Hosier Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9663 3038