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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"Magnana" and the eternal holiday in the soul
Spain is a unique country, including thanks to its inhabitants. People here live in a relaxed rhythm, enjoy the momentary and without remorse postpone things for tomorrow. They dine only…

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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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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

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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Spanish wine: choosing and drink properly
Did you know that Spain is one of the three world leaders in wine production along with France and Italy? Moreover, it is Spain that can be proud of the…

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Jamon-what you need to know about the Spanish delicacy
Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply "ham". But all…

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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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