Elena Arzack Game Changer # 40

To say that Elena Arzak was born a chef isn’t to far from the truth. Arzak has cooking in her blood. Her parents tried to dissuade her from working in the family business, but she would have none of it.
From the age of 11, she knew she would be working in the family restaurant known as Arzak. She started at age 18 and traveled Europe honing her culinary skills. She studied at the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule in Lucerne Switzerland.
She is game changer #40.
In 1996, she joined the staff at Arzak, after two years she stared managing the kitchen at Arzak.
Elena describes her food as singular and avant-garde. Singular because it becomes a experience and avant-garde because she uses her unique culinary style.
Elena Arzak always insists of fresh local ingredients such as olive oil, eggs, garlic and vegetables. She insists the flavors should not be altered to much.
Spiked Sidra Shandy
1 teaspoon whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
juice of an orange
4 cups apple cider
1 cup Sidra (spanish cider)
Add cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange juice, and apple cider in a large saucepan.
Over medium heat allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Do not boil.
Remove cider from heat allow to cool and then add Sidra. 
Ladle cider into prepared serving mugs and garnish with cinnamon stick

The following bloggers are also featuring recipes from Elena Arzak.  Please pay them a visit and see what they have to bring to the table.
Val – More Than Burnt Toast, Taryn – Have Kitchen Will Feed, Susan – The Spice Garden, Heather – girlichef, Miranda – Mangoes and Chutney, Jeanette – Healthy Living
Please join us next week when we feature Elizabeth Andoh.

Peace be with you,

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8 Responses to “Elena Arzack Game Changer # 40”

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    bellini — March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

    This sounds like the perfect tribute o this talented woman!


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    The Culinary Lens — March 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Normally this would be a perfect drink in NY at this time of year but with the weather unseasonably warm I might be tempted to turn on the AC to enjoy this.I always enjoy this kind of spiced and spiked drink


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    Mary — March 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Veronica, this sounds like a super sipper. It looks delicious and I’d love to give it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


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    Barbara — March 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    What fun to have chosen a drink, Veronica! Super idea and it looks delicious.


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    Heather @girlichef.com — March 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Mmm…simple and beautiful. I’d love a glass!


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    Susan Lindquist — March 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    A toast! To Elena Arzak! Great job, Veronica!


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    Mireya @MyHealthyEatingHabits — March 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    This beverage sounds yummy, but it’s left me wondering what a shandy is. When I’m in Spain I always order a Shandy and what I’m served is a beer with little or no alcohol, and it’s flavored with lemon. Hum?


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    Miranda — March 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    What a refreshing and delicious sounding drink! Great choice.


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