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 common of them is Aruch, distilled from the remains of grapes pressed during the process of making wine.
Main article: sherry
Sherry is a wine produced in Spain. The name of this wine is derived from the city of Jerez de La Frontera.
This fortified wine is made from three grape varieties Palomino Fino, Pedro Jimenez and Moscatel. Moors, for a long time occupied part of the territory of Spain, called the local wine “cherish”, from this word came the English name of sherry — “sherry”(sherry). For example, Fino, a clear, light dry drink Amontillado has a bright amber color and a slightly sweet taste Continue reading
Fish and seafood
Malaga dish espeto
Fish is the main component of the Mediterranean diet. For Spaniards, fish is one of the most favorite dishes. To the family table it is served not only once a week or on holidays, but much more often. In Spanish waters is found a huge number of different fish. One of the most popular fish is tuna. This fish is especially good when it is cooked immediately after being caught. In Spain, tuna is prepared in a variety of forms: smoked, fried, canned. Dried tuna mojama.
Espeto — grilled on a skewer over charcoal fish (mostly sardines), avalanna in sea salt and deep fried, a typical Andalusian dish of Malaga. Continue reading
According to popular beliefs, the cuisine of Spain is a “Mediterranean diet” with cooking based on fruits, vegetables, legumes, rice, seafood, cereals and greens. However, in reality, in Spanish cuisine more meat dishes than, for example, fish. The national Spanish dish is ham ham, not just paella. The consumption of fruits and vegetables by the average Spaniard is also far from the five diets prescribed by the Mediterranean diet. Five diets for fruit is about two and a half glasses of juice or two, say, apples a day. For greens-two and a half cups of finely chopped vegetables, that is, two plates of fresh salad a day.
The use of olive oil for cooking is now ubiquitous in Spanish cuisine, but until the early twentieth century, the most common fats in Spanish cuisine were animals. Continue reading