Spanish cuisine: Traditions and peculiarities
The cuisine of modern Spain is not much different from the old, native, simple and delicious peasant. Fresh herbs, goat cheese, farm bread, olives, fish dishes, cider and sangria wine…

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Tapas or pintxos?
Anyone who has been to Spain, and even more traveled to the Basque Country, probably wondered this question. What is the difference between pintxos and tapas? And how did it…

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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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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Spanish soups: which to choose?

Today the Spaniards were busy with two important things. First, for the first time in decades, a bull killed a bullfighter in a bullfight. Secondly, in the evening everyone gathered in sports bars to watch the final of the world Cup. And instead of wine they drank beer from the long vessels on the football, as it should be. We were rooting for the Portuguese and, I believe, continue to celebrate the victory. Already with wine and dinner. Photo: pixabay.com it’s time to continue the conversation about the Spanish kitchen, this time about the soups. Half a century ago in mainland Spain was not often the opportunity to buy seafood. Meat is also not an everyday product for the majority of the population at all times. Vegetable dishes, including soups — are the usual meal of an ordinary Spaniard. This does not mean that the stocks were not homemade sausages and other things that can be considered as a delicacy. Just vegetable soup is considered equivalent to some powerful soup with a rich broth. Continue reading

Olla Of Podrida. How to cook a Rotten pot and make a potpourri out of it?

I did not find it, it is a dish of national cuisine of Spain. Probably looked bad, and probably just unconsciously afraid: and suddenly will bring — and what can I do with this? Well, a strong man after hard physical work, and even in the chill, come home — so it is “Rotten pot” at the time. And I may not survive such a riot of tastes, fats and proteins. But Olla of Podrida — a classic of the genre in Spanish cooking. Classic in every sense of the word. First, it is a very ancient meat dish, known since the middle Ages, and therefore even older. The first known recorded recipe in the history of the dish dates back to 1570, according to Bartolomeo Scappi, the cook of several popes. First time I met with dish have Cervantes. “It seems that in that large bowl over which the steam is swirling there is an olla podrida, and since such ollas podridas contain such a variety of edibles, I will surely find something there that I will like and will benefit “(Cervantes,”the Ingenious Hidalgo don Quixote of La Mancha”). 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 most popular Spanish dishes
Spain is a beautiful and friendly country, where hospitable people live and there is a huge amount of delicious food. If you are going to visit this amazing country, do…

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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…

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Crossing desserts
If you are on a diet or hungry, but can not eat right now, immediately close this text, because it will be about desserts. They eat scones in England The…

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