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
Ingredients Almonds 120 g. French baguette 4 pieces Garlic 3 cloves Water 1 l. Olive oil 75 ml. Sherry vinegar 50 ml. White grapes salt 1 tsp.
Ajoblanco – Spanish cold soup, popular in regions of Malaga and Granada. The dish is somewhat similar to gazpacho, at least 4 similar ingredients are here: water, oil, garlic, bread. Soup was invented in Seville and its main ingredient is almonds. In difficult times of war almonds were replaced by flour from dried beans. Bread for ajoblanco much better to take dried or even callous. Ajoblanco prepared simply, at the night soaked bread. In the morning almonds with garlic rubbed with a pestle and added a little vinegar. The result was a paste, with the addition of olive oil, will be something like an emulsion. Continue reading