Spanish delicacy

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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Useful tips about Barcelona cafes and restaurants
Acquaintance with national cuisine and drinks is one of the most important components of any trip. Barcelona is doubly concerned, because the local cuisine is considered one of the best…

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Features of Spanish cuisine
The cuisine of Spain has a truly Royal variety. It is interesting that the traditional "set of dishes" and methods of cooking vary depending on the region. However, there are…

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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 (in terms of sweets — it is possible). Roughly speaking, this applies to the entire culture of Spain, especially well heard in music, but cooking could not stay away. Tapas – any snack, served at the bar for beer or vinetto: pixabay.com And each province has their own traditions. Perhaps it is different in the same way as, say, in Russia Kuban or Ural cuisine. But the Spaniards is that they value their own and “local name”, each product in the store is strictly labeled (from where), dishes in the cafe are often indicated with the addition of” in “(“in Andalusian”,” in Seville”,”in La Mancha”). This always makes a very good impression: it is not only a kind of regional culinary assessment of quality, but also means that people value their reputation. Continue reading

Sweet life in Spanish: what is it?

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

Mussels. How are they prepared in Spain?

“Revealed-throw away. Unopened-throw away, ” – I say in a hurry to a friend. “Throw everything away? she wonders. No, you need to cooking to throw out already opened. After cooking — discard unopened. Photo: Depositphotos in fact, these will be few. But what I have not been able to teach myself-is to use the broth after boiling mussels. Pour, even if the mussels were cooked in wine (if the wine costs less than one Euro, it is not so insulting and cook, and pour). Photo: Daniel Konstantinov, personal archive of course, you Can cook both in water and in mixtures of these liquids, fast wash, brush better, cut the “beard”, add to the pot and not to leave: the mussels are cooked quickly. If the liquid is not enough or a small pan, you can gently shake the latter or even more gently stir with a spoon to evenly warm up. It is written that the California mussels Indians ate about 12,000 years ago. Continue reading

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 or usually-European, where the value of quality, which indicate from which region the products. Marketplace Barselonetta: Depositphotos the Most popular meats of Spain, pork and chicken, which is rarely the broiler, mostly farmers, small and yellow, not cast pale “noble blue”. Still in the course of rabbit, but beef and lamb much more expensive. Lots of fresh fish, it can get from fishermen to shops and restaurants on the same day. Many and seafood, to my amazement, some proved me on kind of and in name unfamiliar. All this is sorted out pretty quickly, besides the sellers themselves offer to clean and cut everything at once. Hard work, no doubt. Photo: Galya Konstantinova, personal archive Faster all disassemble cheap fish and, oddly enough, the devil. Continue reading

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 Basque Country, in which I was not — it is impossible to list all, but the cuisine of each region has its own individual characteristics. Spanish tapas in assortimento: Depositphotos However, almost all can try in Madrid if you set such a goal, which is also unlikely. Conventionally, Spanish cuisine can be divided into Northern, coastal, Central and southern. Somewhere in the diet, more seafood, some meat, somewhere special grown beans, and some eat turnip greens, in different regions of different ripe fruit. This is not unusual, and, like all Europeans, Spaniards cherish tradition (and therefore quality). Continue reading

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Mussels. How are they prepared in Spain?
"Revealed-throw away. Unopened-throw away, " - I say in a hurry to a friend. "Throw everything away? she wonders. No, you need to cooking to throw out already opened. After…

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Where to dine in Madrid for €2?
EL PARAISO DEL JAMON Where? Calle San Bernardo, 8 What to order? Ham sandwich It seems that this institution was preserved in the form in which it existed once in…

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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 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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