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 over the world it is known as a unique dry-cured delicacy with a unique taste and aroma. Below we will tell you what kind of meat ham is made in Spain and where you can try it. What is jamon the History of the popular Spanish dish has about 2 millennia. It is believed that it was invented by the Romans, who spent a lot of time in military campaigns – for them the question of provisions was the most acute. At that time, jamon was done differently: just salted and kept for the winter. According to one version, Hamon was the basis of food on the ship of the discoverer of America – Columbus, when he set off. So, what is jamon made of in Spain? From the rear legs of pigs of particular breeds (the product of the front legs is called the paleta). The quality and types of ham are divided into two main parameters: the breed of pig and its nutrition during life. Continue reading
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 trout, also “rice in Santander” (arroz santanderino).
Asturias is known for a dish of white beans with sausage and ham, it is called “fabada” (fabada asturiana).
Spanish dish of Fabada (fabada)
Galician cuisine includes boiled octopus (Spanish: pulpo a feira), Merlin fish cooked in clay pots and pork legs with the addition of rutabaga leaves. Continue reading
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 true.
Let’s try to put the basic facts about Spanish cuisine in 10 points and dispel the most serious myths about the cooking of this country. Let’s get started!
Real Spanish cuisine is quite simple. No wonder! Modern cooking in Spain has absorbed the traditions of many centuries, and began its history as the kitchen of the peasants. Over time, the Spanish gastronomy was updated and diversified, which is why today there are so many variations of the classic national dishes of this country. Continue reading