The austere Castilian flats are home to thousands of sheep, and Castilian gastronomy features roasted lamb as it's paramount dish (followed by roasted suckling pig). Alas, we are under a "no eating baby animals" rule, imposed by my 9-year-old daughter, so I had to rely on recipes using older animals. The food of this region is rustic and simple, and yet extremely comforting. It's worth visiting.
- Pollo a la Castellana
a traditional, comforting chicken stew
- Chuletas de Cerdo a la Madrileña
Madrid-style Pork Chops
- Patatas Viudas
Potatoes "widowed" from their meat.
If you read Spanish, you can find a plethora of recipes from every province of Castile at ARecetas.com, a great site for all types of international recipes. Still, I mostly relied on Penélope Casas' books for this adventure, given how reliable her recipes tend to be.