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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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…

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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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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 salt. After salting there is a drying process which in different areas and climatic conditions lasts from 6 to 36 months. The last stage of drying takes place in cellars with a special microclimate, hams ripen in limbo, acquiring a unique aroma and taste. The meat is cut very thin. Doing this professionally trained person – cortador – with a special knife and a stand for cutting (jamonera). If in a restaurant you see someone eating ham on a piece of bread, it means that this person is a foreigner. The Spaniards will never do so, so as not to lose the purity of taste. Jamon is traditionally served with olives and a glass of sherry. In Spain there is a special institution – jamoneria where you can eat different types of jamon. In stores the price for 1 kg starts from 20-30 €. Continue reading

Traditional Spanish dishes that surprise foreign tourists

Whatever the purpose of the trip of foreign tourists to Spain, they will in any case get acquainted with the national Spanish cuisine, which has an infinite number of unique dishes. The latter are not limited to the famous paella or tortilla (omelette with potatoes), and often guests from abroad have questions about a particular dish, familiar to the Spaniards, but almost stupefying everyone else. In this regard, the publication La Vanguardia conducted its own gastronomic research, which revealed the traditional Spanish dishes that cause the greatest surprise among tourists. Criadillas (testicles) under this name refers to a dish of fried or stewed testicles of any domestic animals whose meat is eaten, but most often in the course are bull eggs. Even if some Spaniards have a negative attitude to this kind of “products”, what to say about foreigners, whose name alone can cause genuine disgust. Exceptions are citizens of China and a number of Eastern European countries where bull eggs are considered an aphrodisiac. Continue reading

Useful tips about Barcelona cafes and restaurants

Acquaintance with national cuisine and drinks is one of the most important components of any trip. Barcelona is doubly concerned, because the local cuisine is considered one of the best at least in Europe. But to fully enjoy visiting Barcelona restaurants, cafes and eateries, you need to know a few important nuances.

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1. Schedule
Life in the Mediterranean flows relaxed and unhurried, but at the same time has a clear schedule, in which each activity has its own time. If you are a resident of a metropolis like Moscow, accustomed to the fact that everything works 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, you will initially be hard. Having missed the meal hours formed for many centuries, you risk to remain without a lunch, or you will be compelled to have a snack with a sandwich. Continue reading

Spanish cuisine: main dishes by region
Asturias and Cantabria Despite the fact that Spain is most often associated with the eternal sun, sea and palm trees, in the North of the country rains can go even…

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Spanish cuisine: what is its history?
One of the most important features of Spanish cuisine is regional diversity, which, in principle, happens in many large countries. Galicia, Asturias, Castile New and Old, the Levant, Catalonia, the…

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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…

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10 most famous dishes of Spanish cuisine
Spain has given the world many brilliant chefs, including the magnificent Ferran Adria, whose restaurant four years in a row was recognized as the best in the world. In the…

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