Ideas for lunch: Spanish gazpacho
Gazpacho is a Spanish soup originating in the Mediterranean cuisine. Despite the fact that this is the first dish that is eaten cold, in winter it does not hurt to…

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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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Tapas or pintxos?
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…

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Spanish cuisine and gastronomy

Spain is considered to be a gastronomic Paradise on Earth. Such delicacies as jamon, seafood paella, tapas are known all over the world. But in fact, the main feature of Iberian cooking – a variety of dishes and ingredients.

Most of all, Spain is like a patchwork quilt, where an hour away by car you get from one world to another. And nothing illustrates this Spanish patchwork as well as cuisine and gastronomy. On the Mediterranean coast eat one thing, on the Atlantic-absolutely another, cuisine of North and South countries differs, as day and night, and both they not have nothing in common with those, than subsist in Central parts of.

Spanish cuisine occupies a very important place in the life of most Spaniards. It is no exaggeration to say that human life here is built around meals. Continue reading

Try Spain for a taste!

Let us close our eyes and be transported to the distant, shrouded in the sun and sea breeze of Spain, in its southern province of Andalusia, the city of Seville, where the annual April fair takes place. By the way, initially it was just an agricultural exhibition. And only over time it has grown into a real city holiday that brings together locals and gathers crowds of curious tourists from around the world. For seven whole days the city is reincarnated. On the streets walk girls in traditional Spanish costumes, instead of a taxi you ride on horse-drawn carriages, and the air is saturated with appetizing and alluring aromas of delicious food. And this is not without reason, because in the city center hospitable Spaniards set up tents, which are full of delicious traditional dishes, delicacies and, of course, drinks, in a word – restaurants of Spanish cuisine in the open air. But the entrance to such a tent is forbidden to tourists. You can create a festive atmosphere by eating Spanish dishes. About them and talk. 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

Spanish wine: choosing and drink properly
Did you know that Spain is one of the three world leaders in wine production along with France and Italy? Moreover, it is Spain that can be proud of the…

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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…

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Sweet life
Chocolate production in different countries overgrown with their traditions and legends. This is an occasion not just to show up for a tasting, but to turn a visit to the…

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Traditional Spanish dishes that surprise foreign tourists
Whatever the purpose of the trip of foreign tourists to Spain, they will in any case get acquainted with the national Spanish cuisine, which has an infinite number of unique…

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