Spanish cuisine: what is its history? Part 2
People who do not like hotels, but prefer to rent apartments or villas, immediately plunge into the grocery-shopping-market world of the country in which they reside. The world is usual…

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Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch
The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or…

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Where to dine in Barcelona for € 2?
BOCATAS DE SULTAN Where? Calle Joaquim Costa, 56 Joaquim Costa street is a gold mine for the hunter of cheap food. In Bocatas de Sultán prepare the legendary potatoes for…

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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 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

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 trout, also “rice in Santander” (arroz santanderino).

Asturias is known for a dish of white beans with sausage and ham, it is called “fabada” (fabada asturiana).

Spanish dish of Fabada (fabada)
Galician cuisine includes boiled octopus (Spanish: pulpo a feira), Merlin fish cooked in clay pots and pork legs with the addition of rutabaga leaves. Continue reading

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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10 facts about Spanish cuisine
Spanish cuisine is one of the most popular in the world. Much is known about it, while much of the information available to non — professionals in gastronomy is not…

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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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What is paella paella at home?
Spanish cuisine (as opposed to Italian, French, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisine) does not belong to the "great cuisines of the world". That absolutely says nothing: Russian won…

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