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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10 facts about Spanish cuisine
Spanish cuisine is one of the most popular in the world. Much is known about it, while much of the information available to non — professionals in gastronomy is not…

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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 of the oldest and most natural pleasures – the pleasure derived from food, as noted by psychologists, covers 70% of all pleasures experienced by people. The Spaniards, unlike the English, eat with undisguised pleasure, considering any meal as one of the most enjoyable ceremonies of everyday life. The commitment of Spaniards to the culture of food is associated with a well-structured knowledge of what fits in the phrase “good to eat”, with the time of eating passes into the rank of absolute value, and lunch hours are considered sacred. The main meal of the day comida gives the Spaniards a lot of fun and takes a lot of time.

One of the most common culinary traditions in Spain is tapas. So generally called a variety of snacks that are served in taverns to wine and beer. Tapas are not limited to clear time intervals, as this ritual has a special place in the gastronomy and traditions of Spain. Continue reading

GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 2)

Morcilla black pudding, made with pig’s blood, lard and spices, comes from this holiday. It is very popular not only because of its taste, but also is a kind of” gastronomic ” protest addressed to the Moors-conquerors. expensive varieties of morsilla are usually eaten as an appetizer, the cheapest are designed exclusively for frying. Revuelto de morcilla-a dish of fried morsilla, cut into large pieces, served with scrambled eggs or rice as a main dish.

Bright red spicy chorizo “choriso” sausages made of coarsely ground pork, rarely beef, minced meat, seasoned with garlic, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves, are famous all over the world. They are distinguished by the degree of sharpness (picante “sharp” and dulce” not sharp”) and the presence of fresh herbs, such as Basil. Varieties that do not need heat treatment are used as an appetizer or added to salads. Chorizo fresco, short and thick raw sausages, are sold in bundles and require mandatory heat treatment. 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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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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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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"Magnana" and the eternal holiday in the soul
Spain is a unique country, including thanks to its inhabitants. People here live in a relaxed rhythm, enjoy the momentary and without remorse postpone things for tomorrow. They dine only…

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