Sheila Benjamin has a well deserved reputation for having the best outfitted 16th century Spanish kitchen anywhere in Florida. Her kitchenware, seen on this page, would be the envy of most Spanish expeditions including well supplied Hernando De Soto’s in 1539.
Andalucian cooking takes its inspiration from a crucible of cultures that together forged its culinary heritage. Eight hundred years of Moorish rule of southern Spain left a culinary legacy in Andalusia of refined, almost oriental flavors, with opulent use of spices and herbs; oranges and other fruits in savory dishes including almonds and cinnamon with meat.
Sheila and Elizabeth offer 16th Century cooking classes, where they share recipes and stories.
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A couscousiere is a way to make a delicious one-pot meal in the bottom while the top has perforations that allow flavors from the steam to penetrate the couscous.