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Spanish recipes cookbook
toffe tapas
Terrific Tapas

This cookbook is filled with authentic, delicious and fun Spanish tapas recipes.

Food that the Spanish people eat at home. And food that they love to order in bars and restaurants. All recipes are made from scratch. With as little processed foods as possible.

about me
Silke van Loenen

I'm Dutch and living in Madrid, Spain. I have 5 nieces and nephews and love spending time with them. I think cooking with kids and teenagers and young adults is great, because:

I enjoy introducing international food and ingredients to them; and showing them how much fun it is to cook delicious meals! 


I've always had an interest in food and travel and my younger brother and sister told me (at the age of 17) that I had to buy a food truck. With that I could cook and travel. It wasn’t really what I was looking for at that age. Dutch food trucks in the 80's weren't exactly fancy or sexy. So, I decided to travel the world by plane, bus, car, train and boats to experience different cultures and to try different kinds of foods. My favourite foods are: Asian, Mexican and Peruvian food. And Spanish of course… hahaha.


My partner Luis is a trained chef and restaurant owner. He is a great source of information: for the recipes, for cooking techniques and for cooking tips. What a perfect combination, right?

our dishes

My personal favourites? The sopa de ajo (garlic soup), we love to eat in winter. The best comfort food there is. The fun and delicious and messy Torrijas (a kind of French toast). And the Espinacas con Garbanzos (spinach and chickpea stew). But I also love the Pinxos Gilda, the Limonada Casera and the Coca de Trampó.

Actually, I love them all!

press & praise

* Toffe Tapas, mentioned in the newsletter of VrouwenZaken.

VrouwenZaken is a group of Dutch business women living and working in Spain.

"The fold out triangular stand in the back cover is phenomenal. What a perfect idea"


Such a great cookbook! Love the content and the design. And yay, the teens are very willing to start cooking!


It is a fantastic cookbook. Beautiful, easy to use and it has all the small tricks that make these tapas the real thing. For example, how to cook the salty potatoes from the Canary Islands and make sure they are dry. Congratulations, Silke!


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