Columbus Day Recipes

columbus day recipes

We usually gather around the Christopher Columbus Day recipes to celebrate. We throw parties all around, parades and fireworks, maybe around a nice bbq with neighbours or friends.

Besides the traditional Columbus day recipes based mainly in italian food, and early american food, we will include some spanish recipes to give credit to Elisabeth and Ferdinand, queen and King of Spain at that time who made it all happen. And all because an event that happened 500 years ago.



Hall of fame of the Columbus Day recipes

Eat like a King!

Spanish Paella

Paella recipe


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This day, known as Columbus Day in the United States is celebratesd as well in countries around the world. The way people name this celebration varies: El Día de la Hispanidad, in Spain, also National Festivity,  or the Cultural Diversity Day, in Argentina, The Giornata Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus, in Italy, Day of the Race in many spanish speaking countries of America.

Who is to blame of such explosion amusement around the world?

Christopher Columbus is. However, he couldn't have made is, not even close, without the inestimate help of the Queen Elisabeth (or Isabel) of Castile, in Spain. She provided him with the money and the supplies he needed for...


THE JOURNEY...

Christopher Columbus was born in… Where?

The truth is that many locations pretend to hold the priviledge of being Columbus mother land. Places like Galicia, Catalonia, Portugal claim to have the rights over his procedence but during the XX century Geneve has been tought as his place of birth in 1451.

However, the big event that changed his life forever was to meet the Queen of Castille, who believed in him and his goals to broaden the Spanish limits. Thanks to her unconditional help Columbus could achieve his major hit.

Palos port, Spain, 1942. Columbus begins a journey that was meant to change the history of the modern world and the expansión of Europe.  The three ships: La Pinta, La Niña and La Santa María sailed away towards India in their search for godos. Little the knew they were going to find America in the way.

Then weeks later, on October 12, 1942, the sailor in charge in La Pinta sighted land. After a long journey they arrived at San Salvador. No doubt on why the Bahamian island was named Saint Savior. The island already had a native name: Guanahaní.

Although many can see something dark about invasions and slavery, and see no reason celebrate Columbus day, nowadays, we don’t set the spotlight over this episode but over the means of peace and unity among countries separated by the vast ocean.

And as usual, we gather toguether around Columbus Day food, maybe around a nice bbq with neighbours or friends. Besides the traditional Columbus day recipes based mainly in italian food, and early american food, we will include some spanish recipes to give credit to Elisabeth and Ferdinand, queen and King of Spain at that time who made it all happen.