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 are very fond of fresh vegetables and olive oil. Snacks and soups, a variety of sausages are very popular. And the main dishes – and does a different story! So, what should a tourist try in Spain? What is the main national food cooked from, when and with what? Tapas Traditional Spanish tapas dishes are served as an appetizer to wine or beer. We can say that this concept is dimensionless. Any light food falls under it: from chips, olives and nuts to pork kebab. But most often it’s still small sandwiches, and each institution they are special. Spaniards even like to have fun: for the evening to visit as many bars, drinking in each a glass of wine or beer and eating a specialty snack. The name “tapas “is translated into Russian as”cover”. Continue reading
The diversity of culinary traditions: from Africa to America, the cuisine of Spain has absorbed the culinary traditions of the Arabs, Italians, Greeks, learned a lot from the gastronomic preferences of the peoples of North-West Africa and America. You can learn the history of the country from culinary borrowings… but first you still need to eat. Experts say that the national food in Spain is too generalized expression, and it is necessary to consider separately the cuisine of each province. But still it is possible to note some characteristic features. On the Mediterranean coast (and it is there that most families are planning a vacation in Spain with children) in honor of seafood, meat, vegetables, cereals, especially rice. Spanish dishes are prepared using olive oil, herbs and spices, but there are almost no spicy dishes. Continue reading
The cuisine of Spain has a truly Royal variety. It is interesting that the traditional “set of dishes” and methods of cooking vary depending on the region. However, there are common points – and in Catalonia and Andalusia eat tapas, love gazpacho soup and, of course, the traditional Spanish paella. No meal is complete without olive oil, whether it is a dinner in the Basque Country or a light snack somewhere in a Castilian cafe. By the way, if a tourist orders ice cream on a hot summer day, it is likely that it will also be prepared on the basis of olive oil. In Spain, this type of oil is used for everything-it is fried, baked, prepared sauces, seasoned salads, added to pastries and sweet desserts.
Seafood and jamon
An integral part of Spanish cuisine is a variety of seafood. In terms of the amount of seafood consumed per capita, Spain is second only to Japan worldwide. Continue reading