The famous Spanish chef Pepe Rodriguez, awarded in 2011 the national award in the field of gastronomy, says that the Spaniards have become worse to eat at home (“se come peor en casa que hace 35 años”). He referred to the results of surveys and studies, which show that put the inhabitants of the Peninsula in the carts in supermarkets. Spaniards usually buy food for a week. So, in the carts became less fruits and vegetables, but much more frozen foods and semi-finished products. Even Pepe sighs that “grandmother’s” recipes in the kitchens of Spanish families are less common, the traditions of Spanish cuisine are forgotten by the younger generation. It becomes interesting, what is the homemade food of the Spaniards?
Breakfast (el desayuno-El desayuno)
Breakfast Spaniards mostly at home. Someone lacking a pair of toast (tostadas – tostadas) with a Cup of coffee (café solo café solo – black coffee café con leche café sleep Leche – coffee with milk). Continue reading
As the great musician Ziryab once commanded, after the hot everything should go to dessert — fruits, cheeses and sweets. It is known that Spanish cuisine has experienced several influences, “came to the feast” and to friends and enemies, Iberia was defeated or she won-from mutual influence did not refuse. Sweet cake, “Coca de San Juan”Photo: felicitysmoak.info.tm to move to the second part of the article From the Romans left much of the cuisine, from the Visigoths — the love of meat (the ancient Germans was a meat eater), from the Byzantines — the spices, the Arabs — from the systems to the new vegetables, the cultivation of rice, citrus, dates, almonds and so on. First, Spanish cuisine became a mediator between Europe and Asia (and North Africa), then — between Europe and America (a lot of new vegetables, corn, cocoa beans). Continue reading