A few summers ago, my parents invited us to join them on a family holiday on the Spanish island of Mallorca so we embraced the ‘joys’ of a 12+ hr flight with a toddler and went. Having never been to Spain before, I soaked in the culture, the wine (literally) and the FOOD! Ohhhh the food. Patatas bravas, Octopus a la plancha, Padron peppers, Croquettes of every kind that my son Ilhan inhaled, I could go on and on. I quickly saw that aside from being simple yet delicious, most Spanish dishes had one other thing in common – the spice paprika.