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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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…

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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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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 dishes. The latter are not limited to the famous paella or tortilla (omelette with potatoes), and often guests from abroad have questions about a particular dish, familiar to the Spaniards, but almost stupefying everyone else. In this regard, the publication La Vanguardia conducted its own gastronomic research, which revealed the traditional Spanish dishes that cause the greatest surprise among tourists. Criadillas (testicles) under this name refers to a dish of fried or stewed testicles of any domestic animals whose meat is eaten, but most often in the course are bull eggs. Even if some Spaniards have a negative attitude to this kind of “products”, what to say about foreigners, whose name alone can cause genuine disgust. Exceptions are citizens of China and a number of Eastern European countries where bull eggs are considered an aphrodisiac. Continue reading

Eating in Spain – Spanish food review

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

Sweet life

Chocolate production in different countries overgrown with their traditions and legends. This is an occasion not just to show up for a tasting, but to turn a visit to the factory into a full-fledged journey. Listen to stories, look at the technology and, as in other types of gastrotourism, catch a special moment – the birth of the product. We make a route from which everything will stick together: what chocolate factories in Europe are allowed on the tour.

Belgium

The small homeland of the legendary chocolate will welcome you with open arms: in order for the country to seem even more chocolate, there are not enough houses made of truffle and praline. Continue reading

Crossing desserts
If you are on a diet or hungry, but can not eat right now, immediately close this text, because it will be about desserts. They eat scones in England The…

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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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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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"Magnana" and the eternal holiday in the soul
Spain is a unique country, including thanks to its inhabitants. People here live in a relaxed rhythm, enjoy the momentary and without remorse postpone things for tomorrow. They dine only…

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