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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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…

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National Spanish cuisine
Each province has its own national Spanish dishes. The North Atlantic coast is famous for soups and sauces with a delicate taste. In Cantabria famous dishes of shellfish, sardines and…

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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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 happen that around the usual, it would seem, sandwiches there was a cult? Briefly and to the point explain the difference.

So, let’s start with simple. On the left in the photo – tapas. Right-pintxos.

Both are traditional Spanish appetizers. Tapas-name, widespread more-less across the country. Except one region. In the Basque Country, small mouth-watering snacks for wine or beer are called “pintxos” and claim that this is a different story. Continue reading

Where to dine in Barcelona for € 2?

BOCATAS DE SULTAN
Where? Calle Joaquim Costa, 56
Joaquim Costa street is a gold mine for the hunter of cheap food. In Bocatas de Sultán prepare the legendary potatoes for € 1, which is respected by the vast majority of residents of the area: the whole party from the local kids to the homeless walking around with these red bags. They generously pour enough for quite a dense dinner number of potatoes, and on top you can pour as much ketchup, mayonnaise or all at once. Connoisseurs say that “an unusual mixture of spices gives potatoes an exceptional taste,” and some even claim that it ” tastes better than the first kiss.”

Of course, if you don’t get enough of one bag, you can always order a second one, and still not exceed the € 2 limit. 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…

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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 (part 1)
According to popular beliefs, the cuisine of Spain is a "Mediterranean diet" with cooking based on fruits, vegetables, legumes, rice, seafood, cereals and greens. However, in reality, in Spanish cuisine…

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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…

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