Spanish wine: choosing and drink properly
Did you know that Spain is one of the three world leaders in wine production along with France and Italy? Moreover, it is Spain that can be proud of 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 wines: what to drink?
To begin with-a little statistics that will show us the complexity of the issue. So, Spain is the country with the largest number of vineyards on the planet. 15% of…

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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

National Spanish cuisine
Each province has its own national Spanish dishes. The North Atlantic coast is famous for soups and sauces with a delicate taste. In Cantabria famous dishes of shellfish, sardines and…

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Spanish wines: what to drink?
To begin with-a little statistics that will show us the complexity of the issue. So, Spain is the country with the largest number of vineyards on the planet. 15% of…

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5 original Spanish sausages
Jamon is famous all over the world. Unfortunately, this can not be said about the Spanish sausages, the names of which are known to gourmets, but say little to most…

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Where to dine in Madrid for €2?
EL PARAISO DEL JAMON Where? Calle San Bernardo, 8 What to order? Ham sandwich It seems that this institution was preserved in the form in which it existed once in…

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