Spanish Hello: prepare potato tortilla
In Spanish tortilla – "little cake", which is prepared from corn or wheat flour in Central America. The local population baked them for a long time, but the modern name…

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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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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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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

Ideas for lunch: Spanish gazpacho
Gazpacho is a Spanish soup originating in the Mediterranean cuisine. Despite the fact that this is the first dish that is eaten cold, in winter it does not hurt to…

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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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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…

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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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