Sweet life in Spanish: what is it?
As the great musician Ziryab once commanded, after the hot everything should go to dessert — fruits, cheeses and sweets. It is known that Spanish cuisine has experienced several influences,…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: November 2017

World cuisine: Spanish fried asparagus with jamon

Ingredients Olive oil 2 tbsp Ham 6 pieces Asparagus 12 stems Coarse sea salt ground black Pepper. 20 min 6 servings Cuisine: grilled asparagus with jamon in Spanish / depositphotos.com Read also: Children’s menu: soufflé of fish in the oven the Asparagus or asparagus is a medicinal plant, the upper part of which – the stems about 20 cm, edible and in Ukraine is considered a real delicacy. In Europe, for example, in France, asparagus dishes are quite common. Asparagus is a low-calorie product (20 kcal per 100 g), but it is very nutritious. It is rich in vitamins K, E, A, C, b, folic acid, selenium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron. Asparagus stems can be green, purple or white. Fresh asparagus has no smell, it is better to use young stems that are thinner. Prepare the asparagus and similar vegetables: boiled, stewed, fried in batter or slow cooker or steamer. 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 diversify the dining table. Ingredients Cucumbers 2 PCs Red onion 1 PC sweet Pepper 1 PC Tomatoes 1 kg jalapeno Pepper 1 PC Olive oil 2 tbsp Milk 1 tbsp sour Cream (15%) 1/4 Cup lime 1 PC Spices to taste Cilantro 1 bunch Spanish gazpacho Recipe / Depositphotos.com Preparation Peel and seed vegetables. Cut chopped half cucumber, pepper and string, and second half vegetables more large. Read also: Spicy tomato soup with Basil coarsely Chopped vegetables and jalapeno, lime juice, oil and salt mix with a blender until smooth. Continue reading

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 of the dish was given by the Spanish conquistadors. Ingredients Potatoes 3 PCs Onion 2 PCs Eggs 5 pieces Tomatoes 1 piece of Green peas 1 Cup olive Oil 3 tablespoons Spices Recipe potato tortillas / Depositphotos.com Preparation peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt. Peel the onion, cut it in half, chop. Cut tomatoes. Read also: Lazy chebureks in a frying pan Pour into the pan two tablespoons of olive oil, heat. Fry the potatoes over medium heat for five minutes, stirring. Add the chopped onion, mix, simmer under a lid over low heat. Continue reading

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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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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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 1)
The trivial thesis held by the British is that we " eat to live, not live to eat." At the same time, as K. Fox observes, the enjoyment and admiration…

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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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