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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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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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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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

Spanish soups: which to choose?
Today the Spaniards were busy with two important things. First, for the first time in decades, a bull killed a bullfighter in a bullfight. Secondly, in the evening everyone gathered…

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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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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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Mussels. How are they prepared in Spain?
"Revealed-throw away. Unopened-throw away, " - I say in a hurry to a friend. "Throw everything away? she wonders. No, you need to cooking to throw out already opened. After…

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