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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Spanish Hello: prepare potato tortilla
In Spanish tortilla – "little cake", which is prepared from corn or wheat flour in Central America. The local population baked them for a long time, but the modern name…

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Spanish cuisine: what is its history?
One of the most important features of Spanish cuisine is regional diversity, which, in principle, happens in many large countries. Galicia, Asturias, Castile New and Old, the Levant, Catalonia, the…

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soup gazpacho

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 of the magnificent cuisine of the French does not prevent the British from treating with contempt their “shameless love of food.” Among the English it is not customary to advertise their love of food and openly admit that food gives pleasure. About food as sensual-

it is customary to speak of pleasure in a light-hearted, jocular tone. Apparently, this is why poetic and erotic language in relation to food and names of dishes in the English community is not welcome. This is evidenced by the common humorous term “gastroperiodynia”, when used in respect of colorfully illustrated cooking magazines and cookbooks, with detailed descriptions of mouth-watering dishes, as well as in relation to enthusiastic discussions about food. 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 in sports bars to watch the final of the world Cup. And instead of wine they drank beer from the long vessels on the football, as it should be. We were rooting for the Portuguese and, I believe, continue to celebrate the victory. Already with wine and dinner. Photo: pixabay.com it’s time to continue the conversation about the Spanish kitchen, this time about the soups. Half a century ago in mainland Spain was not often the opportunity to buy seafood. Meat is also not an everyday product for the majority of the population at all times. Vegetable dishes, including soups — are the usual meal of an ordinary Spaniard. This does not mean that the stocks were not homemade sausages and other things that can be considered as a delicacy. Just vegetable soup is considered equivalent to some powerful soup with a rich broth. Continue reading

SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)
Ajoblanco - another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish…

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Tapas-special food
Tapas are different small, but very hearty dishes that are suitable for a quick snack, and for snacks during lunch or a party with friends in the bar or at…

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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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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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