Spain has given the world many brilliant chefs, including the magnificent Ferran Adria, whose restaurant four years in a row was recognized as the best in the world. In the Basque country and Catalonia are known places where you have to book a table not for a month – for the whole year.
But-in the direction of Haute cuisine: once you are on vacation in Spain, it is necessary to try real Spanish dishes!
Despite the hot nature, the Spaniards are not too keen on spicy food. But patatas bravas, or brave potatoes – is one of the exceptions. Fiery red sauce, different in composition from province to province, and large fried cubes potatoes. In Valencia and Catalonia patatas bravas served Aioli – the world famous sauce of garlic and olive oil. Continue reading
Spanish cuisine over the centuries has been influenced by many peoples-Romans, Moors, French, Italians. In General, the dishes are simple and uncomplicated, which is explained by their peasant origin for the most part. Each region of Spain has its own gastronomic preferences. In Galicia, tables are bursting with seafood, Catalan cuisine is similar to Italian and French, hot Andalusia is characterized by cold soups, and in the Autonomous community of Castile and Leon, tourists should not be surprised by the presence of braised veal tails in the menu. Spanish culinary traditions are United by only one thing-the products are always used fresh and as diverse as possible, almost no dish is complete without olive oil, and on the table there is always the national pride of Spain – ham ham (jamon). In addition, before the start of any meal, guests are offered a variety of snacks – tapas (tapas). Continue reading