Spanish soups: which to choose?
Today the Spaniards were busy with two important things. First, for the first time in decades, a bull killed a bullfighter in a bullfight. Secondly, in the evening everyone gathered…

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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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Sweet life
Chocolate production in different countries overgrown with their traditions and legends. This is an occasion not just to show up for a tasting, but to turn a visit to the…

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SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 1)

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

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 I do with this? Well, a strong man after hard physical work, and even in the chill, come home — so it is “Rotten pot” at the time. And I may not survive such a riot of tastes, fats and proteins. But Olla of Podrida — a classic of the genre in Spanish cooking. Classic in every sense of the word. First, it is a very ancient meat dish, known since the middle Ages, and therefore even older. The first known recorded recipe in the history of the dish dates back to 1570, according to Bartolomeo Scappi, the cook of several popes. First time I met with dish have Cervantes. “It seems that in that large bowl over which the steam is swirling there is an olla podrida, and since such ollas podridas contain such a variety of edibles, I will surely find something there that I will like and will benefit “(Cervantes,”the Ingenious Hidalgo don Quixote of La Mancha”). Continue reading

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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Jamon-what you need to know about the Spanish delicacy
Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply "ham". But all…

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Spanish wine: choosing and drink properly
Did you know that Spain is one of the three world leaders in wine production along with France and Italy? Moreover, it is Spain that can be proud of the…

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Spanish cuisine (part 1)
According to popular beliefs, the cuisine of Spain is a "Mediterranean diet" with cooking based on fruits, vegetables, legumes, rice, seafood, cereals and greens. However, in reality, in Spanish cuisine…

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