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 Basque country and Catalonia are known places where you have to book a table not for a month – for the whole year.
But-in the direction of Haute cuisine: once you are on vacation in Spain, it is necessary to try real Spanish dishes!
Despite the hot nature, the Spaniards are not too keen on spicy food. But patatas bravas, or brave potatoes – is one of the exceptions. Fiery red sauce, different in composition from province to province, and large fried cubes potatoes. In Valencia and Catalonia patatas bravas served Aioli – the world famous sauce of garlic and olive oil. Continue reading
Spain is a beautiful and friendly country, where hospitable people live and there is a huge amount of delicious food. If you are going to visit this amazing country, do not forget to try the dishes from the list below. 1. Churros, or local doughnuts. Imagine with them the Spaniards begin each day! Churros are usually served for Breakfast, and most often with chocolate. They are deep-fried, so they are crispy and very tasty. In form they can be different, as well as in thickness. In Spain they are sold everywhere! 2. Croquette. They sell them in all the bars in Spain. Usually they are spicy burgers with different fillings, which are usually served as an appetizer. Spaniards like to gather in the evenings in bars to eat and discuss the Affairs of the day. Sometimes croquettes are served with Bechamel sauce. Continue reading
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 happen that around the usual, it would seem, sandwiches there was a cult? Briefly and to the point explain the difference.
So, let’s start with simple. On the left in the photo – tapas. Right-pintxos.
Both are traditional Spanish appetizers. Tapas-name, widespread more-less across the country. Except one region. In the Basque Country, small mouth-watering snacks for wine or beer are called “pintxos” and claim that this is a different story. Continue reading