Spanish cuisine: what is its history?
One of the most important features of Spanish cuisine is regional diversity, which, in principle, happens in many large countries. Galicia, Asturias, Castile New and Old, the Levant, Catalonia, the…

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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 1)
The trivial thesis held by the British is that we " eat to live, not live to eat." At the same time, as K. Fox observes, the enjoyment and admiration…

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Spanish cuisine: Traditions and peculiarities
The cuisine of modern Spain is not much different from the old, native, simple and delicious peasant. Fresh herbs, goat cheese, farm bread, olives, fish dishes, cider and sangria wine…

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What dishes to try in Spain (part 1)

Traditional Spanish cuisine is a curious mixture of Christian, Arab, Jewish culinary traditions. Most often used in cooking meat and seafood: oysters, shrimp, mussels. As in Greece and Italy, there are very fond of fresh vegetables and olive oil. Snacks and soups, a variety of sausages are very popular. And the main dishes – and does a different story! So, what should a tourist try in Spain? What is the main national food cooked from, when and with what? Tapas Traditional Spanish tapas dishes are served as an appetizer to wine or beer. We can say that this concept is dimensionless. Any light food falls under it: from chips, olives and nuts to pork kebab. But most often it’s still small sandwiches, and each institution they are special. Spaniards even like to have fun: for the evening to visit as many bars, drinking in each a glass of wine or beer and eating a specialty snack. The name “tapas “is translated into Russian as”cover”. Continue reading

Spanish cuisine: main dishes by region

Asturias and Cantabria
Despite the fact that Spain is most often associated with the eternal sun, sea and palm trees, in the North of the country rains can go even more often than in St. Petersburg, and in winter there is real snow. Therefore, when winter comes, the inhabitants of the Northern regions choose hot and hearty dishes, such as, for example, fabada. This is the most famous and perhaps the most caloric dish in the Asturias region. It is in this region that large white beans are grown, which is the basis of the dish. The beans are cooked for more than an hour in bone broth along with bits of bacon and several kinds of savory sausages such as chorizo and morsilla. After this dinner, you can climb the mountains, and chop wood, because fabada is traditionally prepared in Spanish villages. A similar soup, but also with the addition of cabbage and ribs, is prepared in neighboring Cantabria. There, too, give preference to high-calorie dishes based on beans and potatoes. Continue reading

Jamon-what you need to know about the Spanish delicacy
Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply "ham". But all…

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Spanish Hello: prepare potato tortilla
In Spanish tortilla – "little cake", which is prepared from corn or wheat flour in Central America. The local population baked them for a long time, but the modern name…

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Where to dine in Barcelona for € 2?
BOCATAS DE SULTAN Where? Calle Joaquim Costa, 56 Joaquim Costa street is a gold mine for the hunter of cheap food. In Bocatas de Sultán prepare the legendary potatoes for…

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Traditional Spanish dishes that surprise foreign tourists
Whatever the purpose of the trip of foreign tourists to Spain, they will in any case get acquainted with the national Spanish cuisine, which has an infinite number of unique…

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