Galician pie and Santiago de Compostela
Galician pie is one of the most typical meals of the community and in the city of the Apostle, you have the opportunity to try it in restaurants, bars and bakeries in her.
They say, and it is not exaggeration, which in Galicia will jeopardize anything edible, fish, meats, canned foods serve a Galician empanada filling. This dish, despite belonging to the traditional cuisine of the community, is not unique here. Many attributed the origin of this delicious food but Santiago can boast of having the longest in the world and that the shop windows in which they are exposed are nothing more and nothing less than the Cathedral and the Palace of Gelmírez.
Just on the right side of the Portico of the Gloria of the Cathedral of Compostela can observe a series of characters carved in stone. Located of a part in an orderly manner representing the blessed who would go to heaven, on the other side, put more chaotically, were sinners destined for hell. Among all the vices of the sinners, in the lower part, we can see a kind of demon that eats a circular food, considered for many a pie. This character is a symbol of gluttony, since it is represented with a snake that twists its neck and is therefore destined to see it without to swallow.
Maestro Mateo, decided to translate it to his posterity also in some sculptures existing at Palace of Gelmírez annex to the Western facade of the Cathedral. Empanadas also carved in stone can be seen there in several Synodal Hall called brackets. Possible identification as pie several representations of the room is due to embellishments that cross it.
Given these facts, we can see that master Mateo, at the end of the 12th century, already knew this delicacy. Centuries later still not be able to resist the temptation of sin in every.