SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)
Ajoblanco - another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish…

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What dishes to try in Spain (part 1)
Traditional Spanish cuisine is a curious mixture of Christian, Arab, Jewish culinary traditions. Most often used in cooking meat and seafood: oysters, shrimp, mussels. As in Greece and Italy, there…

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Sweet life
Chocolate production in different countries overgrown with their traditions and legends. This is an occasion not just to show up for a tasting, but to turn a visit to the…

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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

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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10 Spanish dishes you should try at least once in your life
Spanish omelette or potato tortilla Spanish potato tortilla It is believed that the first mention of the Spanish tortilla dates back to 1817. According to legend, a poor resident of…

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Try Spain for a taste!
Let us close our eyes and be transported to the distant, shrouded in the sun and sea breeze of Spain, in its southern province of Andalusia, the city of Seville,…

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Eating in Spain – Spanish food review
Spanish cuisine over the centuries has been influenced by many peoples-Romans, Moors, French, Italians. In General, the dishes are simple and uncomplicated, which is explained by their peasant origin for…

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