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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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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Spanish cuisine and gastronomy
Spain is considered to be a gastronomic Paradise on Earth. Such delicacies as jamon, seafood paella, tapas are known all over the world. But in fact, the main feature of…

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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 over the world it is known as a unique dry-cured delicacy with a unique taste and aroma. Below we will tell you what kind of meat ham is made in Spain and where you can try it. What is jamon the History of the popular Spanish dish has about 2 millennia. It is believed that it was invented by the Romans, who spent a lot of time in military campaigns – for them the question of provisions was the most acute. At that time, jamon was done differently: just salted and kept for the winter. According to one version, Hamon was the basis of food on the ship of the discoverer of America – Columbus, when he set off. So, what is jamon made of in Spain? From the rear legs of pigs of particular breeds (the product of the front legs is called the paleta). The quality and types of ham are divided into two main parameters: the breed of pig and its nutrition during life. Continue reading

5 original Spanish sausages

Jamon is famous all over the world. Unfortunately, this can not be said about the Spanish sausages, the names of which are known to gourmets, but say little to most tourists. We will try to fill the gap and tell you about the popular sausages of Spain, worthy to try them. Chorizo (Chorizo) this spicy sausage is loved not only in the Iberian Peninsula, but also in many countries of Latin America. Often in Spanish cities at street stalls you can see quite long queues of people patiently waiting for chorizo sandwiches. Sandwiches and tapas made with this delicious sausage are also popular. And cooks love to bake and grill it, add to soups and stews. Spanish chorizo sausage is made from minced pork, fat and spices. In different regions of the country there are hundreds of varieties that differ in ingredients and method of preparation. Meat is traditionally cut into large pieces, but it can also be finely ground. Continue reading

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 salt. After salting there is a drying process which in different areas and climatic conditions lasts from 6 to 36 months. The last stage of drying takes place in cellars with a special microclimate, hams ripen in limbo, acquiring a unique aroma and taste. The meat is cut very thin. Doing this professionally trained person – cortador – with a special knife and a stand for cutting (jamonera). If in a restaurant you see someone eating ham on a piece of bread, it means that this person is a foreigner. The Spaniards will never do so, so as not to lose the purity of taste. Jamon is traditionally served with olives and a glass of sherry. In Spain there is a special institution – jamoneria where you can eat different types of jamon. In stores the price for 1 kg starts from 20-30 €. Continue reading

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