In this week’s episode, Alba and Mark are en la cocina, making a Spanish tortilla. The episode is slightly different from our usual episodes as the audio was recorded live in the kitchen rather than in the studio. There’s no “Act II” this week as the conversation follows the entire process of making the tortilla.

Have a look at the photos of our culinary exploits below, and why not try making a tortilla yourself and send us your photos to network [at]

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    13 replies to "Lesson 29 – Show Time Spanish"

    • Adam Pollard

      Madre mia, 13 paginas de notas, Alba habla muy rapidamente, creo que sea la velocidad normal de una espanola. Hay muchas palabras aprender, por cierto. Bueno, te echaremos de menos, Alba. Espero que todo pase bien con tu futuro.

    • Adam Pollard

      I believe I got this subjunctive wrong, but Im not sure. Should be “Creo que *es* la velocidad..” when used with positive belief?

    • Jim Lopez

      Muy impresionante, apenas escuchar esto episodio, me traté de cocinarme tambien una tortilla, aunque no tenemos el aceite de oliva, he usado un aceite ordinario, cebollas de la clase que se puede comprar aqui en Filipinas (los de tiene color purpura)… tal vez voy a comprar una botella de aceite de oliva para que yo aproveche el mismo sabor de lo que uds han cocinado mismo!

    • radiolingua radiolingua

      @Adam, tienes razón – mejor decir “creo que es la velocidad…”

      @Jim, y ¿qué tal tu tortilla? ¿Nos vas a mandar una foto? Mándala a y trataremos de añadir las fotos de los oyentes a la página.

    • Kay Asuni

      I had great fun listening to the cookery lesson. I’m not sure which bit I enjoyed more – the Spanish or the cookery.

    • Jill

      It was great fun listening to you both and I will certainly try Alba’s way of cooking a tortilla. Mark, you mentioned “pocher” as being similar to our verb to poach. In English we also talk of “sweating” onions, that is cooking them over a low heat until they are soft and transluscent. Would this fit your definition?

    • Deleslynn

      Escuché su podcast sobre cocinando la tortilla española con cuidado y despues de escuchar la hize. Estaba riquisimo. Estoy muy orgulloso. A mi familia, les gusta la tortilla mucho. Fuimos a España en julio y comimos tortilla española allí. Me olvidé tomal una foto de mi tortilla pero fue hermosa. Voy a echar de menos a Alba. Ojala que todo pase estupendo en España. ¡Me encanta Showtime Spanish! Voy a mandar fotos de la proxima tortilla.

    • Lana

      Gracias, ALBA!! La velocidad y vocabulario son perfectos! Lo que yo necesitaba y buscaba tanto tiempo!! La gente quien ya sabe hablar espanol necesita algo mas que nivel elemental))) Muchissimas gracias

    • Lena

      Pero porque no escribir tambien el receto?

    • Orlando Induddi

      That is all very new to me and this article actually opened my eyes.Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.

    • Martin Rheaume

      Esta debe ser una programa regular. Mark no está ocupado. Puedes hacer otra programma, español en la cocina.

    • Felipe Hindley

      Thank you so much, this was very interesting. I was actually born in Spain (I’m not telling you what year though!) but was moved around various parts of europe and finally settled in England when I was 7. I dont remember much of the few years I was in spain, but the delicious smell of spanish food always seems to get me going or something. It’s weird how I dont remember anything except the smells,isn’t it! I actually found a whole internet site dedicated to spanish recipes, which gave me great delight and thought I really should to share with your readers. Anyway, thank you again. I’ll get my son to add your feed to my rss thing…

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