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
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 Basque Country, in which I was not — it is impossible to list all, but the cuisine of each region has its own individual characteristics. Spanish tapas in assortimento: Depositphotos However, almost all can try in Madrid if you set such a goal, which is also unlikely. Conventionally, Spanish cuisine can be divided into Northern, coastal, Central and southern. Somewhere in the diet, more seafood, some meat, somewhere special grown beans, and some eat turnip greens, in different regions of different ripe fruit. This is not unusual, and, like all Europeans, Spaniards cherish tradition (and therefore quality). Continue reading