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«You can also have luxury meals at home yourself. You don't know how to cook yet? Learn then!»

I'm Vanesa Garcia and my mission is for you to learn cooking that you yearn of eating. Even though you don't think you can make it or you don't have the best ingredients yet.

Can you teach me how to cook Vanesa?

The Asturian chef that cooks tradition.

Vanesa learnt cooking with her Granny Vicenta, professional chef in Gijón, Asturias. There, Vanesa opened her first restaurant and, in Manacor, Majorca, closed her last one. «Only» to pursue a new exciting life in the country of her dreams: Scotland.

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FROM ASTURIAS WITH TASTE

Vanesa grew up in the hospitality of Gijón starting the century. 2001, with sidrería El Penalti; 2010, with El Rincón de Baco (wine bar) and El Rincón Celta (tapas bar).

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AT THE WARMTH OF MANACOR

In 2012 she moved to Majorca and the next year she opened the successful restaurant El Norte. In three years, Vanesa took it to the top 6 restaurants in Tripadvisor out of 4,719 restaurants in Majorca.

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THE SCOTTISH DREAM

After a trip with her husband, they fell in love with Scotland. Vanesa moved away from Majorca looking for a more private, calm family life. And she ended up creating a 'cloud kitchen'! 

Spanish 'cloud kitchen' in a pandemic

The Fifth Taste started with take-away food in Edinburgh. April 2020. Optimistic, brave, absolutely crazy... Vanesa earnt a few adjectives and the satisfaction of watching her customers enjoyed typical Spanish food.

But 2020 was complicated, wasn't it?

Vanesa wanted to rent a place to meet her demand. Impossible in that time. Then one of her customers asked her whether she could teach her how to make a classic Spanish omelette with potatoes...

SHE HAD NEVER COOKED ONE

Ana no había cocinado una tortilla de patatas en su vida. Aunque sí la había visto preparar varias veces en un restaurante español donde trabajaba.

SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE

When Vanesa asked her why hadn't she googled a recipe, Ana was crystal clear: «I don't have enough time to learn by trial/error... and I really hate wasting food». 

SHE WANTED TO GIVE HER BOYFRIEND A SURPRISE

Ana añadió a su petición que quería darle una sorpresa a su novio, un escocés enamorado de la tortilla de patatas española. 

And that way, as a last resort, The Fifth TasteEdin was born out of love. 

Classic Spanish omelette? Teach me, Vanesa!
ONLINE COOKING WORKSHOPS BEGAN UPON HER CUSTOMER'S REQUESTS

In the meantime she was preparing her website, The Fifth Taste's chef has been guiding some of her customers in the kitchen. They can't believe their new skills with croquettes: 'Not a single one of them pops open'

VANESA, TEACH ME HOW TO COOK
THE BOUTIQUE OPENED BECAUSE OF HER FRIENDS

An increasing demand in Edinburgh asking her about Asturian cider or charcuterie from her home town. And in northern Spain, we do anything for our friends!

I'M ALSO FRIENDS WITH EATING WELL

Confía en Vanesa si quieres comer bien

She has the teaching skills, the experience, she's a people person and a teaching degree; you can tell during her lessons. And she has also the awards!

Finalist dish

«El Mejor Cachopo de la Costa Mediterránea» 2016 contest

Most original filling

«El Mejor Cachopo de la Costa Mediterránea» 2017 contest

5ª semifinalista

International Contest «Fabada Asturiana» 2018

Is your palate demanding you a contest cachopo?

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