Look away now if you can't deal with the fact that these pigs could turn up on your plate as ‘jamon Iberico' or that divine unique Spanish (Iberian) cured ham that adds unparalleled depth of flavour to practically every type of dish. Ruth swears it's even added to some vegetarian dishes ("because after all, it adds flavour”). Every time Ruth goes to Spain she falls in love with the country and its food a little more, and can't wait to share some of her foodie experiences from her latest trip. Fine dining is fine, she says, but the real essence of Spanish cooking is in the family kitchen. Flavoursome and fullsome are not new concepts for Ruth's food, but she is so inspired by the Spanish family style cuisine they have taken on new meaning for her. Although most of us think of Spain as hot with endless sunshine, she says the ingredients, dishes and ideas she will share are ideal for mid-winter dining, warming both body and soul. An extra drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil never hurts either. Pass that platter, por favor, mes amigos.