local gastronomic specialty
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
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
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