Ajoblanco – another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish is served with grapes or melon. Cocido is one of the varieties of main dishes in Spain. Tourists are most fond of Cocido madrileño-hot and thick soup, popular in Madrid. The composition of the soup includes chickpeas or beans, small vermicelli (sometimes it is replaced by rice), as well as several types of meat and meat products. The aroma of the dish gives garlic. The dish is served in several ways: first broth with vermicelli, then beans with vegetables, and at the end – meat. Puchero-another thick soup, more like a second dish. It includes several types of meat, ham, vegetables. Puchero eat with rice or pasta. Meat: variety of recipes if you collect recipes of meat dishes of any Autonomous community of Spain, you will get a weighty book. Meat in Spain love and know how to cook. Continue reading
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 the most part. Each region of Spain has its own gastronomic preferences. In Galicia, tables are bursting with seafood, Catalan cuisine is similar to Italian and French, hot Andalusia is characterized by cold soups, and in the Autonomous community of Castile and Leon, tourists should not be surprised by the presence of braised veal tails in the menu. Spanish culinary traditions are United by only one thing-the products are always used fresh and as diverse as possible, almost no dish is complete without olive oil, and on the table there is always the national pride of Spain – ham ham (jamon). In addition, before the start of any meal, guests are offered a variety of snacks – tapas (tapas). Continue reading
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 largest area of vineyards in the world, although most of the wine material is not used for the production of quality Spanish wines, but is exported to other countries. In addition, the Spaniards themselves are happy to consume local wines, so the export takes a relatively small proportion of products. However, Spanish wines are well represented on the shelves of French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese and even Mexican stores, finding fans around the world.
What is the difference between the wines of Spain and wine products of other countries? Spanish wines are very fragrant, they clearly feel the bouquet, and the tastes are dominated by sour and tart notes. Continue reading