5 original Spanish sausages
Jamon is famous all over the world. Unfortunately, this can not be said about the Spanish sausages, the names of which are known to gourmets, but say little to most…

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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…

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Spanish cuisine and gastronomy
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…

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vegetable stew

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

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 more often than in St. Petersburg, and in winter there is real snow. Therefore, when winter comes, the inhabitants of the Northern regions choose hot and hearty dishes, such as, for example, fabada. This is the most famous and perhaps the most caloric dish in the Asturias region. It is in this region that large white beans are grown, which is the basis of the dish. The beans are cooked for more than an hour in bone broth along with bits of bacon and several kinds of savory sausages such as chorizo and morsilla. After this dinner, you can climb the mountains, and chop wood, because fabada is traditionally prepared in Spanish villages. A similar soup, but also with the addition of cabbage and ribs, is prepared in neighboring Cantabria. There, too, give preference to high-calorie dishes based on beans and potatoes. Continue reading

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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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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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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National Spanish cuisine
Each province has its own national Spanish dishes. The North Atlantic coast is famous for soups and sauces with a delicate taste. In Cantabria famous dishes of shellfish, sardines and…

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