Sweet life in Spanish: what is it?
As the great musician Ziryab once commanded, after the hot everything should go to dessert — fruits, cheeses and sweets. It is known that Spanish cuisine has experienced several influences,…

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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 1)
The trivial thesis held by the British is that we " eat to live, not live to eat." At the same time, as K. Fox observes, the enjoyment and admiration…

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Where to dine in Madrid for €2?
EL PARAISO DEL JAMON Where? Calle San Bernardo, 8 What to order? Ham sandwich It seems that this institution was preserved in the form in which it existed once in…

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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 common of them is Aruch, distilled from the remains of grapes pressed during the process of making wine.

Sherry
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

Spanish cuisine (part 1)

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

Traditional Spanish food

The famous Spanish chef Pepe Rodriguez, awarded in 2011 the national award in the field of gastronomy, says that the Spaniards have become worse to eat at home (“se come peor en casa que hace 35 años”). He referred to the results of surveys and studies, which show that put the inhabitants of the Peninsula in the carts in supermarkets. Spaniards usually buy food for a week. So, in the carts became less fruits and vegetables, but much more frozen foods and semi-finished products. Even Pepe sighs that “grandmother’s” recipes in the kitchens of Spanish families are less common, the traditions of Spanish cuisine are forgotten by the younger generation. It becomes interesting, what is the homemade food of the Spaniards?

Breakfast (el desayuno-El desayuno)
Breakfast Spaniards mostly at home. Someone lacking a pair of toast (tostadas – tostadas) with a Cup of coffee (café solo café solo – black coffee café con leche café sleep Leche – coffee with milk). Continue reading

Crossing desserts
If you are on a diet or hungry, but can not eat right now, immediately close this text, because it will be about desserts. They eat scones in England The…

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How does the meal begin? Catalan cuisine and not only
As you know, Spanish cuisine has absorbed several traditions: it is Roman (that is, since the days of ancient Rome), and the current Italian and French, and Arabic, and Jewish…

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Useful tips about Barcelona cafes and restaurants
Acquaintance with national cuisine and drinks is one of the most important components of any trip. Barcelona is doubly concerned, because the local cuisine is considered one of the best…

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Traditional Spanish food
The famous Spanish chef Pepe Rodriguez, awarded in 2011 the national award in the field of gastronomy, says that the Spaniards have become worse to eat at home ("se come…

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