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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Spanish cuisine (part 2)
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…

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Olla Of Podrida. How to cook a Rotten pot and make a potpourri out of it?
I did not find it, it is a dish of national cuisine of Spain. Probably looked bad, and probably just unconsciously afraid: and suddenly will bring — and what can…

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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

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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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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Features of Spanish cuisine
The cuisine of Spain has a truly Royal variety. It is interesting that the traditional "set of dishes" and methods of cooking vary depending on the region. However, there are…

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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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