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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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…

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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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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

World cuisine: Spanish fried asparagus with jamon

Ingredients Olive oil 2 tbsp Ham 6 pieces Asparagus 12 stems Coarse sea salt ground black Pepper. 20 min 6 servings Cuisine: grilled asparagus with jamon in Spanish / depositphotos.com Read also: Children’s menu: soufflé of fish in the oven the Asparagus or asparagus is a medicinal plant, the upper part of which – the stems about 20 cm, edible and in Ukraine is considered a real delicacy. In Europe, for example, in France, asparagus dishes are quite common. Asparagus is a low-calorie product (20 kcal per 100 g), but it is very nutritious. It is rich in vitamins K, E, A, C, b, folic acid, selenium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron. Asparagus stems can be green, purple or white. Fresh asparagus has no smell, it is better to use young stems that are thinner. Prepare the asparagus and similar vegetables: boiled, stewed, fried in batter or slow cooker or steamer. Continue reading

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 diversify the dining table. Ingredients Cucumbers 2 PCs Red onion 1 PC sweet Pepper 1 PC Tomatoes 1 kg jalapeno Pepper 1 PC Olive oil 2 tbsp Milk 1 tbsp sour Cream (15%) 1/4 Cup lime 1 PC Spices to taste Cilantro 1 bunch Spanish gazpacho Recipe / Depositphotos.com Preparation Peel and seed vegetables. Cut chopped half cucumber, pepper and string, and second half vegetables more large. Read also: Spicy tomato soup with Basil coarsely Chopped vegetables and jalapeno, lime juice, oil and salt mix with a blender until smooth. Continue reading

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