Dip into Hot Chocolate with Spanish Churros Garcia at #FBC15 #strEATParty

We’re very excited to be showcasing Churros Garcia (@ChurrosGarcia1)  at the #FBC15 strEAT Party!

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We are a small family business that started fifty years ago when my mum, Encarnacion Garcia Fuenteseca, bought her first churros oven. From then on the whole process of preparation and cooking churros became part of our family tradition. I took over when my parents retired and am very excited to be part of the “Churros revolution” in the UK.
Many of you are already familiar with Churros, but let us introduce this tasty snack to anyone who hasn’t been that lucky. Churros (traditionally served with hot chocolate in some regions of Spain) are a typical Spanish breakfast and snack.322267_258925067463179_3565769_oChurros originated in Spain and are very popular in Latin America, France, Portugal, Morocco and N. America. Sometimes they are referred to as a Spanish doughnut, although they are a lot crisper and lighter than doughnuts. The name Churros probably came from the similarity in shape to the horns of the Churro breed of sheep which is reared in the Spanish grasslands.Churros are fried at a very high temperature until golden and crisp on the outside. Its surface is star-shaped due to being extruded from a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle. The dough is constantly mixed on site, so that customers can watch the preparation from start to finish.We still mix our dough by hand, using wooden utensils, which is the traditional way of preparation. We have experimented with mixing machines and other equipment, but never achieved the same taste and texture. So muscle power it is!!

Churros are flour-based and dairy-free. They can be served with sugar, Valor chocolate and cinnamon. Valor is the name of a very famous Spanish chocolate house, which specialises in thick, dark, dipping chocolate for Churros.

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Industry Partner FBC15What can FBC attendees expect from you at the event? 

Freshly prepared and cooked churros with hot Valor dipping chocolate. We are most proud of our family heritage stretching back 50 years.

What other events/markets/pop ups/supper clubs do you take part in throughout the year? Are there any you fully recommend?

We trade regularly at Portobello markets on Saturdays, Charing Cross Station Market on Thursdays to Saturdays. We also go to many, many event and festivals, from BBC Good Food Shows to Indian Melas and weddings.

If you could cook for anyone – dead or alive, cook/ celebrity/ public figure – anyone! Who would it b?

Hannibal Lecter.

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Are you a fan of food, travel, lifestyle blogs? Has FBC and other initiatives encouraged you to follow bloggers?

If only we knew what a blog was – which is why we are coming to FBC so that you can teach us everything there is to know about modern blogging.

Where do you see your set-up in a year or five years? 

They are talking about colonizing Mars, so who knows.

72142_159246800764340_1388600_nWhat advice would you give to anyone looking to join the street trader scene?

Don’t do it. We don’t need the competition.

If you could tell people to eat one thing more often what would it be and why?

Brussel sprouts.churros

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