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…

Continue reading →

What is paella paella at home?
Spanish cuisine (as opposed to Italian, French, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisine) does not belong to the "great cuisines of the world". That absolutely says nothing: Russian won…

Continue reading →

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)
Ajoblanco - another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish…

Continue reading →

Monthly Archives: February 2018

Traditional Spanish food

The famous Spanish chef Pepe Rodriguez, awarded in 2011 the national award in the field of gastronomy, says that the Spaniards have become worse to eat at home (“se come peor en casa que hace 35 años”). He referred to the results of surveys and studies, which show that put the inhabitants of the Peninsula in the carts in supermarkets. Spaniards usually buy food for a week. So, in the carts became less fruits and vegetables, but much more frozen foods and semi-finished products. Even Pepe sighs that “grandmother’s” recipes in the kitchens of Spanish families are less common, the traditions of Spanish cuisine are forgotten by the younger generation. It becomes interesting, what is the homemade food of the Spaniards?

Breakfast (el desayuno-El desayuno)
Breakfast Spaniards mostly at home. Someone lacking a pair of toast (tostadas – tostadas) with a Cup of coffee (café solo café solo – black coffee café con leche café sleep Leche – coffee with milk). Continue reading

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)

Ajoblanco – another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish is served with grapes or melon. Cocido is one of the varieties of main dishes in Spain. Tourists are most fond of Cocido madrileño-hot and thick soup, popular in Madrid. The composition of the soup includes chickpeas or beans, small vermicelli (sometimes it is replaced by rice), as well as several types of meat and meat products. The aroma of the dish gives garlic. The dish is served in several ways: first broth with vermicelli, then beans with vegetables, and at the end – meat. Puchero-another thick soup, more like a second dish. It includes several types of meat, ham, vegetables. Puchero eat with rice or pasta. Meat: variety of recipes if you collect recipes of meat dishes of any Autonomous community of Spain, you will get a weighty book. Meat in Spain love and know how to cook. Continue reading

Emperor, Yes not the. How to cook swordfish?
Fish occupies a worthy place in Spanish cuisine. From cheap and simple to expensive and rare. This is primarily due to the geographical state of the country — solid coast…

...

Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

...

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,…

...

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…

...