Features of Spanish cuisine
The cuisine of Spain has a truly Royal variety. It is interesting that the traditional "set of dishes" and methods of cooking vary depending on the region. However, there are…

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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…

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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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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 the last century. Classic interior of Spain 70s, the corresponding smell, napkins scattered on the floor, the chefs know all the local customers in person and by name, and in the corner resting young lady from the film Almodovar.

Fortunately for us, prices are also frozen: in addition to a very cheap “Menu of the day”, you can take, for example, a sandwich with jamon, salami or spicy chorizo sausages for € 1,70. And even though the filling in the sandwich will be many times less than would put the Spanish grandmother, you will be enough to eat and not go broke. 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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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…

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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 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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