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
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 largest area of vineyards in the world, although most of the wine material is not used for the production of quality Spanish wines, but is exported to other countries. In addition, the Spaniards themselves are happy to consume local wines, so the export takes a relatively small proportion of products. However, Spanish wines are well represented on the shelves of French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese and even Mexican stores, finding fans around the world.
What is the difference between the wines of Spain and wine products of other countries? Spanish wines are very fragrant, they clearly feel the bouquet, and the tastes are dominated by sour and tart notes. Continue reading