Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch
The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or…

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How does the meal begin? Catalan cuisine and not only
As you know, Spanish cuisine has absorbed several traditions: it is Roman (that is, since the days of ancient Rome), and the current Italian and French, and Arabic, and Jewish…

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What is paella paella at home?
Spanish cuisine (as opposed to Italian, French, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisine) does not belong to the "great cuisines of the world". That absolutely says nothing: Russian won…

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What dishes to try in Spain (part 2)

Hamon (Hamon) What meat dishes should you try in Spain? First of all-the famous dry-cured ham ham. It is prepared from the hind legs of pigs, sprinkled with plenty of salt. After salting there is a drying process which in different areas and climatic conditions lasts from 6 to 36 months. The last stage of drying takes place in cellars with a special microclimate, hams ripen in limbo, acquiring a unique aroma and taste. The meat is cut very thin. Doing this professionally trained person – cortador – with a special knife and a stand for cutting (jamonera). If in a restaurant you see someone eating ham on a piece of bread, it means that this person is a foreigner. The Spaniards will never do so, so as not to lose the purity of taste. Jamon is traditionally served with olives and a glass of sherry. In Spain there is a special institution – jamoneria where you can eat different types of jamon. In stores the price for 1 kg starts from 20-30 €. Continue reading

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 of the magnificent cuisine of the French does not prevent the British from treating with contempt their “shameless love of food.” Among the English it is not customary to advertise their love of food and openly admit that food gives pleasure. About food as sensual-

it is customary to speak of pleasure in a light-hearted, jocular tone. Apparently, this is why poetic and erotic language in relation to food and names of dishes in the English community is not welcome. This is evidenced by the common humorous term “gastroperiodynia”, when used in respect of colorfully illustrated cooking magazines and cookbooks, with detailed descriptions of mouth-watering dishes, as well as in relation to enthusiastic discussions about food. Continue reading

How does the meal begin? Catalan cuisine and not only

As you know, Spanish cuisine has absorbed several traditions: it is Roman (that is, since the days of ancient Rome), and the current Italian and French, and Arabic, and Jewish (in terms of sweets — it is possible). Roughly speaking, this applies to the entire culture of Spain, especially well heard in music, but cooking could not stay away. Tapas – any snack, served at the bar for beer or vinetto: pixabay.com And each province has their own traditions. Perhaps it is different in the same way as, say, in Russia Kuban or Ural cuisine. But the Spaniards is that they value their own and “local name”, each product in the store is strictly labeled (from where), dishes in the cafe are often indicated with the addition of” in “(“in Andalusian”,” in Seville”,”in La Mancha”). This always makes a very good impression: it is not only a kind of regional culinary assessment of quality, but also means that people value their reputation. Continue reading

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)
Ajoblanco - another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish…

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Traditional Spanish food
The famous Spanish chef Pepe Rodriguez, awarded in 2011 the national award in the field of gastronomy, says that the Spaniards have become worse to eat at home ("se come…

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Spanish cuisine (part 2)
Fish and seafood Malaga dish espeto Fish is the main component of the Mediterranean diet. For Spaniards, fish is one of the most favorite dishes. To the family table it…

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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 2)
Morcilla black pudding, made with pig's blood, lard and spices, comes from this holiday. It is very popular not only because of its taste, but also is a kind of"…

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