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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Tapas-special food
Tapas are different small, but very hearty dishes that are suitable for a quick snack, and for snacks during lunch or a party with friends in the bar or at…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Spanish cuisine: main dishes by region

Asturias and Cantabria
Despite the fact that Spain is most often associated with the eternal sun, sea and palm trees, in the North of the country rains can go even more often than in St. Petersburg, and in winter there is real snow. Therefore, when winter comes, the inhabitants of the Northern regions choose hot and hearty dishes, such as, for example, fabada. This is the most famous and perhaps the most caloric dish in the Asturias region. It is in this region that large white beans are grown, which is the basis of the dish. The beans are cooked for more than an hour in bone broth along with bits of bacon and several kinds of savory sausages such as chorizo and morsilla. After this dinner, you can climb the mountains, and chop wood, because fabada is traditionally prepared in Spanish villages. A similar soup, but also with the addition of cabbage and ribs, is prepared in neighboring Cantabria. There, too, give preference to high-calorie dishes based on beans and potatoes. Continue reading

What is paella paella at home?

Spanish cuisine (as opposed to Italian, French, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisine) does not belong to the “great cuisines of the world”. That absolutely says nothing: Russian won also do not include, and only a few historians of cooking Express a fair surprise on this score. Well, the Spaniards don’t seem to care whether they are included or not, they know the taste of food, as they know the taste of life. Paella at the валенсийскиpixabay.com in addition, the Spanish cuisine has great regional diversity — it is one thing eating habits of the Basque country, the other kitchen of the Canary Islands. And often in the names of dishes can be found: “Aragonese”, “Asturian”, “Galician”, “Cordovan” and so on and so on. And it’s time for us to talk, what’s “Valencian”? Have a lot of their own characters. Young man interested in sports, just remember club Valencia, historians will remember the Kingdom of Valencia, but do they, except the emblem, anthem and street dance-pyramids (muixeranga), its symbol may be called a paella. Continue reading

Spanish wines: what to drink?
To begin with-a little statistics that will show us the complexity of the issue. So, Spain is the country with the largest number of vineyards on the planet. 15% of…

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Traditional Spanish food
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…

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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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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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