Spanish cuisine: main dishes by region
Asturias and Cantabria Despite the fact that Spain is most often associated with the eternal sun, sea and palm trees, in the North of the country rains can go even…

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Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

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Spanish cuisine (part 2)
Fish and seafood Malaga dish espeto Fish is the main component of the Mediterranean diet. For Spaniards, fish is one of the most favorite dishes. To the family table it…

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Valencian dish

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 of the oldest and most natural pleasures – the pleasure derived from food, as noted by psychologists, covers 70% of all pleasures experienced by people. The Spaniards, unlike the English, eat with undisguised pleasure, considering any meal as one of the most enjoyable ceremonies of everyday life. The commitment of Spaniards to the culture of food is associated with a well-structured knowledge of what fits in the phrase “good to eat”, with the time of eating passes into the rank of absolute value, and lunch hours are considered sacred. The main meal of the day comida gives the Spaniards a lot of fun and takes a lot of time.

One of the most common culinary traditions in Spain is tapas. So generally called a variety of snacks that are served in taverns to wine and beer. Tapas are not limited to clear time intervals, as this ritual has a special place in the gastronomy and traditions of Spain. Continue reading

What is paella paella at home?

Spanish cuisine (as opposed to Italian, French, as well as Chinese and Thai cuisine) does not belong to the “great cuisines of the world”. That absolutely says nothing: Russian won also do not include, and only a few historians of cooking Express a fair surprise on this score. Well, the Spaniards don’t seem to care whether they are included or not, they know the taste of food, as they know the taste of life. Paella at the валенсийскиpixabay.com in addition, the Spanish cuisine has great regional diversity — it is one thing eating habits of the Basque country, the other kitchen of the Canary Islands. And often in the names of dishes can be found: “Aragonese”, “Asturian”, “Galician”, “Cordovan” and so on and so on. And it’s time for us to talk, what’s “Valencian”? Have a lot of their own characters. Young man interested in sports, just remember club Valencia, historians will remember the Kingdom of Valencia, but do they, except the emblem, anthem and street dance-pyramids (muixeranga), its symbol may be called a paella. Continue reading

Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch
The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or…

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Spanish cuisine (part 1)
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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Try Spain for a taste!
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,…

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Alcohol
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally - "burning water"), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most…

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