My five favourites9 July 2019
For producing this article, Jacob Petrus and Consum have given 500€ worth of food to the Fundación Aspanion Niños con Cáncer
Jacob Petrus is a geographer who specialises in climatology. From 2014, he has presented and directed the TVE programme ‘Aquí la tierra’ (Here is the earth), an informational programme which deals with how climatology and meteorology impact on our planet. Petrus was head of meteorological information at Telemadrid for 9 years, and then went on to join the El Tiempo (the weather) team at RTVE. He has also collaborated in different media.
Here are his Top 5:
Is an absolutely indispensable product in the fridge at home. I cannot be without a few slices of this cured meat a little while before supper, at supper or as an aperitif at midday. It is exquisite with a little bit of bread, and I would be prepared to pay thousands for it (if I had them, eh!).
Salads are a part of my diet, and they have a very important role to play for keeping in shape. A presenter with a belly that would cover the Region of Murcia should not be allowed… One of the products that I like most, because of the way they enrich the flavours of a dish, are radish. They are exquisite.
Directing and presenting "Aquí la Tierra" has allowed me to understand and defend the importance of seasonal produce as a more sustainable way of eating which is more respectful of the environment. For this reason, when the first heat arrives, I love to eat peaches, whatever the variety.
There are few products that I associate with moments of relaxation, disconnection, pleasure, of sharing with friends than a good cold beer. Another product that is ALWAYS in my fridge, whenever possible, is a very cold, blond beer, and preferably in a bottle rather than a can.
As Serrat used to say, I was also born in the Mediterranean and rice forms a part of my life history. I grew up with my mother’s exquisite paellas and, this product, whether in paella, risotto, soup, as a pudding… even boiled and white without anything added, is a marvellous accompaniment. And if you are also looking out to sea, it is LIFE.