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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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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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: August 2017

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 British are considered tea lovers, but there is a suspicion that they are interested not so much tea as what you can eat with it: scones, trifle, banoffi. The truth sounds fascinating and unclear?
Scones are something like buns, which are usually eaten with jam and thick cream. It is believed that the birthplace of this baking is the County of Devonshire, located in the South-West of the Kingdom.
Trifle – the most that neither is a real English dessert. At least, that’s what the locals think. Once in the distant 1596 year his prepared from sweet cream, rose water and ginger. Over time, the trifle turned into a biscuit, with custard and fruit or berries. Continue reading

Features of Spanish cuisine

The cuisine of Spain has a truly Royal variety. It is interesting that the traditional “set of dishes” and methods of cooking vary depending on the region. However, there are common points – and in Catalonia and Andalusia eat tapas, love gazpacho soup and, of course, the traditional Spanish paella. No meal is complete without olive oil, whether it is a dinner in the Basque Country or a light snack somewhere in a Castilian cafe. By the way, if a tourist orders ice cream on a hot summer day, it is likely that it will also be prepared on the basis of olive oil. In Spain, this type of oil is used for everything-it is fried, baked, prepared sauces, seasoned salads, added to pastries and sweet desserts.

Seafood and jamon
An integral part of Spanish cuisine is a variety of seafood. In terms of the amount of seafood consumed per capita, Spain is second only to Japan worldwide. 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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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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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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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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