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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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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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 3)
Quirky habits and all sorts of oddities are the flip side of the traditional view of food, anchored in the content aspect of the units of the gastronomic thesaurus. One…

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Spanish wines: what to drink?

To begin with-a little statistics that will show us the complexity of the issue.
So, Spain is the country with the largest number of vineyards on the planet. 15% of the world’s vineyards are located here. For wine production Spain ranks third in the world, behind only France and Italy. In Spain, more than a hundred certified wine regions, in which several tens of thousands of wine producers produce hundreds of thousands of brands of this drink. And here is how in all this diversity to understand how to choose exactly what will give pleasure to you personally, while leaving in the purse of money and even a snack? Here is a bit information, which must you in this help. Continue reading

Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch

The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or family after the meal.

Spain is a country where food is treated with special piety. Here were born and scattered around the world recipes of hundreds of delicious dishes and delicacies – such as tapas, paella, gazpacho, jamon. The fame of the skills of Spanish cooks also spread.

Therefore, it would be quite strange to say that the most important thing in the Spanish meal – not the food. And yet it is so.

However, before you start spooning into your gazpacho, let me explain-Spaniards don’t take food lightly. Continue reading

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)

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

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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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…

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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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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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