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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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 (part 2)
Fish and seafood Malaga dish espeto Fish is the main component of the Mediterranean diet. For Spaniards, fish is one of the most favorite dishes. To the family table it…

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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Summer Spanish soup Ajoblanco: original recipe

Ingredients Almonds 120 g. French baguette 4 pieces Garlic 3 cloves Water 1 l. Olive oil 75 ml. Sherry vinegar 50 ml. White grapes salt 1 tsp.

Ajoblanco – Spanish cold soup, popular in regions of Malaga and Granada. The dish is somewhat similar to gazpacho, at least 4 similar ingredients are here: water, oil, garlic, bread. Soup was invented in Seville and its main ingredient is almonds. In difficult times of war almonds were replaced by flour from dried beans. Bread for ajoblanco much better to take dried or even callous. Ajoblanco prepared simply, at the night soaked bread. In the morning almonds with garlic rubbed with a pestle and added a little vinegar. The result was a paste, with the addition of olive oil, will be something like an emulsion. Continue reading

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 – all these delicacies, soaked in sunlight, can be enjoyed everywhere in any restaurant on the beach. Spanish cuisine, despite its simplicity, is extremely diverse, as it has absorbed Roman and Moorish traditions, French and African elements, the traditional outline of Mediterranean cuisine and many elements imported from the New World. Read also: TOP 7 dishes of Spanish cuisine national cuisine of Spain is a completely abstract concept, because each region has its own special culinary tradition. We can only highlight the common points that are typical for the whole of Spain-an abundance of fresh vegetables, stewing meat and vegetables in wine, baking with sheep cheese and grilling, as well as the widespread use of sage greens, olives and grated walnuts. 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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Sweet life
Chocolate production in different countries overgrown with their traditions and legends. This is an occasion not just to show up for a tasting, but to turn a visit to the…

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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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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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