Spanish wines: what to drink?
To begin with-a little statistics that will show us the complexity of the issue. So, Spain is the country with the largest number of vineyards on the planet. 15% of…

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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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GASTRONOMIC THESAURUS (part 1)
The trivial thesis held by the British is that we " eat to live, not live to eat." At the same time, as K. Fox observes, the enjoyment and admiration…

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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 the last century. Classic interior of Spain 70s, the corresponding smell, napkins scattered on the floor, the chefs know all the local customers in person and by name, and in the corner resting young lady from the film Almodovar.

Fortunately for us, prices are also frozen: in addition to a very cheap “Menu of the day”, you can take, for example, a sandwich with jamon, salami or spicy chorizo sausages for € 1,70. And even though the filling in the sandwich will be many times less than would put the Spanish grandmother, you will be enough to eat and not go broke. Continue reading

Jamon-what you need to know about the Spanish delicacy
Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply "ham". But all…

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Jamon-what you need to know about the Spanish delicacy
Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply "ham". But all…

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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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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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