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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How does the meal begin? Catalan cuisine and not only
As you know, Spanish cuisine has absorbed several traditions: it is Roman (that is, since the days of ancient Rome), and the current Italian and French, and Arabic, and Jewish…

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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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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

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 1)
The diversity of culinary traditions: from Africa to America, the cuisine of Spain has absorbed the culinary traditions of the Arabs, Italians, Greeks, learned a lot from the gastronomic preferences…

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Spanish Hello: prepare potato tortilla
In Spanish tortilla – "little cake", which is prepared from corn or wheat flour in Central America. The local population baked them for a long time, but the modern name…

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What dishes to try in Spain (part 2)
Hamon (Hamon) What meat dishes should you try in Spain? First of all-the famous dry-cured ham ham. It is prepared from the hind legs of pigs, sprinkled with plenty of…

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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 3)
Quirky habits and all sorts of oddities are the flip side of the traditional view of food, anchored in the content aspect of the units of the gastronomic thesaurus. One…

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