In Sevilla, traditional local sweets, made by cloistered nuns, abound inside centuries-old convents. You just have to find them.
Plaza de España, Sevilla. Courtesy of Francisco Collinet/Flickr.
“Ave Maria,” comes the soft unseen voice.
Not sure of the proper response to the greeting, I simply say, “Buenas dias,” then: “Una caja media, por favor.”
The conversation takes place through the metal grillwork inside the entryway to the Convent of San Leandro; I am there to buy the sweets that the cloistered nuns are famous for. The Augustinian sisters at San Leandro, like several other convents in Sevilla, support themselves through their skills in the kitchen.
After a few...Read More