Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

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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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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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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 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

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 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

10 facts about Spanish cuisine

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!
Fact 1
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

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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10 facts about Spanish cuisine
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…

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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…

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10 most famous dishes of Spanish cuisine
Spain has given the world many brilliant chefs, including the magnificent Ferran Adria, whose restaurant four years in a row was recognized as the best in the world. In the…

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