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Brits take on Spanish cuisine

Updated: Mar 1, 2020

Roscón is a traditional Spanish cake eaten on 'Three Magic Kings Day' (Día de Los Reyes Magos) the 6th January and San Valero 29th January (patron saint of Zaragoza).

In the video below the Bulldogz team provide detailed instructions on how to make your very own Roscón at home, as well as exploring the limitations of culinary innovation with a British take on the Spanish doughnut, inspired by the British chef, Jamie Oliver.

Enjoy the video for personal growth or use it as an English language learning resource (teacher or student), to practice listening or inspire debate following the questions below.

For more information about San Valero see this Need to Know article.

A reading and writing/speaking exercise based on this article can be downloaded for free here

Food debate

What is traditional British food?

What is traditional Spanish food?

How popular is foreign food in Spain?

Do you prefer sweet, savoury or spicy foods?

Who does the most cooking in your home?

What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten?

What do you think of British culinary innovation? Other examples include the paella sandwich, the chorizo paella, deep-fried mars bars, lasagne, Kit Kats, Pot Noodles and Tikka Masala curry.

Provide instructions on how to prepare a dish

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