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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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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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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cuisine

Spanish cuisine (part 1)

According to popular beliefs, the cuisine of Spain is a “Mediterranean diet” with cooking based on fruits, vegetables, legumes, rice, seafood, cereals and greens. However, in reality, in Spanish cuisine more meat dishes than, for example, fish. The national Spanish dish is ham ham, not just paella. The consumption of fruits and vegetables by the average Spaniard is also far from the five diets prescribed by the Mediterranean diet. Five diets for fruit is about two and a half glasses of juice or two, say, apples a day. For greens-two and a half cups of finely chopped vegetables, that is, two plates of fresh salad a day.

The use of olive oil for cooking is now ubiquitous in Spanish cuisine, but until the early twentieth century, the most common fats in Spanish cuisine were animals. Continue reading

Olla Of Podrida. How to cook a Rotten pot and make a potpourri out of it?

I did not find it, it is a dish of national cuisine of Spain. Probably looked bad, and probably just unconsciously afraid: and suddenly will bring — and what can I do with this? Well, a strong man after hard physical work, and even in the chill, come home — so it is “Rotten pot” at the time. And I may not survive such a riot of tastes, fats and proteins. But Olla of Podrida — a classic of the genre in Spanish cooking. Classic in every sense of the word. First, it is a very ancient meat dish, known since the middle Ages, and therefore even older. The first known recorded recipe in the history of the dish dates back to 1570, according to Bartolomeo Scappi, the cook of several popes. First time I met with dish have Cervantes. “It seems that in that large bowl over which the steam is swirling there is an olla podrida, and since such ollas podridas contain such a variety of edibles, I will surely find something there that I will like and will benefit “(Cervantes,”the Ingenious Hidalgo don Quixote of La Mancha”). Continue reading

Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

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Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

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Tapas-special food
Tapas are different small, but very hearty dishes that are suitable for a quick snack, and for snacks during lunch or a party with friends in the bar or at…

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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 3)
Quirky habits and all sorts of oddities are the flip side of the traditional view of food, anchored in the content aspect of the units of the gastronomic thesaurus. One…

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