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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
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
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