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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Tapas or pintxos?
Anyone who has been to Spain, and even more traveled to the Basque Country, probably wondered this question. What is the difference between pintxos and tapas? And how did it…

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Tapas or pintxos?
Anyone who has been to Spain, and even more traveled to the Basque Country, probably wondered this question. What is the difference between pintxos and tapas? And how did it…

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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

What dishes to try in Spain (part 1)

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

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

National Spanish cuisine
Each province has its own national Spanish dishes. The North Atlantic coast is famous for soups and sauces with a delicate taste. In Cantabria famous dishes of shellfish, sardines and…

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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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Eating in Spain – Spanish food review
Spanish cuisine over the centuries has been influenced by many peoples-Romans, Moors, French, Italians. In General, the dishes are simple and uncomplicated, which is explained by their peasant origin for…

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"Magnana" and the eternal holiday in the soul
Spain is a unique country, including thanks to its inhabitants. People here live in a relaxed rhythm, enjoy the momentary and without remorse postpone things for tomorrow. They dine only…

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