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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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…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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

Where to dine in Barcelona for € 2?
BOCATAS DE SULTAN Where? Calle Joaquim Costa, 56 Joaquim Costa street is a gold mine for the hunter of cheap food. In Bocatas de Sultán prepare the legendary potatoes for…

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Olla Of Podrida. How to cook a Rotten pot and make a potpourri out of it?
I did not find it, it is a dish of national cuisine of Spain. Probably looked bad, and probably just unconsciously afraid: and suddenly will bring — and what can…

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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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5 original Spanish sausages
Jamon is famous all over the world. Unfortunately, this can not be said about the Spanish sausages, the names of which are known to gourmets, but say little to most…

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