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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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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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…

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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch

The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or family after the meal.

Spain is a country where food is treated with special piety. Here were born and scattered around the world recipes of hundreds of delicious dishes and delicacies – such as tapas, paella, gazpacho, jamon. The fame of the skills of Spanish cooks also spread.

Therefore, it would be quite strange to say that the most important thing in the Spanish meal – not the food. And yet it is so.

However, before you start spooning into your gazpacho, let me explain-Spaniards don’t take food lightly. Continue reading

10 Spanish dishes you should try at least once in your life

Spanish omelette or potato tortilla
Spanish potato tortilla
It is believed that the first mention of the Spanish tortilla dates back to 1817. According to legend, a poor resident of Navarre made a Spanish General potato omelet from all the products that could be found in the house. The assortment was poor — potatoes, onions and a few eggs, but the General liked the dish, and soon the simple recipe became very popular. Nowadays, the traditional tortilla can be enjoyed in any Spanish city – from Seville to Barcelona and La Coruna. World-renowned chef Ferran Adria offers a tortilla recipe from potato chips, and Skyscanner recommends trying the classic Spanish potato omelet at La Casa de las Tortillas and La Panela.
2. Andalusia and its secret escape from the sweltering heat — gazpacho Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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