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Creo que la tortilla de papas es uno de los platos de España que, al igual que la paella, ha cruzado más fronteras. Sólo de papa o en combinación con chorizo, pimientos o lo…Continue
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A gastronomic fiesta of tradition and one of nothing less than good taste arriving September 30th through to October 12th is arriving in the Galicia region. Although celebrated throughout the coastal area in north western Spain, where quality fish and seafood reign, this…Continue
Added by Veronica Shine on September 22, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Like in the U.S., summer cookouts are popular in Spain too. However, rather than a “do your own,” residents and visitors head to the chiringuitos. These can be beach bars that serve food or open air picnic style areas with large pits preparing and serving BBQ style fish,…Continue
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It has taken a long time to recognize Spanish cuisine as 5-star, but it has finally reached that status. Although it has always been a country that has offered down to earth fare, the most-recent listing from the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants, three restaurants hail…Continue
In the aftermath of the Black Plague, sausages gained popularity throughout Spain and the rest of Europe. The inhabitants learned that smoked sausage could last longer and stretch farther than fresh meat,and the…Continue
Added by Veronica Shine on July 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Galicia has long been Spain's unexplored jewel. The true taste from the sea in Spain is distinctly from the Galicia region, in northwestern Spain bordering Portugal. The centuries-old fishing tradition has resulted in fish markets throughout the country, and offers the best potpourri of deep-sea fish and shellfish. Seafood of all kinds comes from the Galician coasts and…Continue
Spain happens to be the first country in Europe to experience the enjoyment of cacao upon arrival back from the New World, and chocoholics were immediately born in Iberia.
Barcelona has a deep rooted history in chocolate since the…
The crossroads between Andalusia and Castile, sits the immense solemnity on the Sierra Morena. There are miles of agriculture facilities present whose main activity is the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, such as ciruelas (plums) and…Continue
Added by Veronica Shine on May 5, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Valencia, in Spain’s Levante region, is a testament its people, cuisine, street festivals and nightlife.…Continue
Just north of Portugal, Vigo in Spain is based along shores of the Atlantic Ocean. As host of the fourth largest fishing fleet in Spain, Vigo boasts of its abundant and very fresh seafood and offers it year-round.
Looking down the estuary in the…
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Spain, right above Portugal, sits Galicia. This pine-clad, hilly region has a long history, its own language (Gallego), and ancient Celtic and Germanic influences. This ancestry is reflected in the Gallegos themselves, many of whom have a fair skin and green or blue eyes. In fact, the region hardly seems to be related to the rest of Spain and is virtually untouched…Continue
Noche Vieja (New Year's Eve) begins with quality time spent with family at home and a large meal. Traditionally, a major seafood feast starts off the festivities. No meal would be complete without being topped off with desserts and an endless flow of Spanish champagne, called cava.…
Traveling through Spain easily grows into a cornucopia mixed with a wealth of art, history and culture. One can immediately survey a vast array of regional food specialties and realize that Spain has not just one society but many. Spain's gastronomic treasure comes to its pinnacle during the Christmas season from December 6th to January 6th.
It is a time of get-together´s with family and friends presenting festive and large meals. However, no meal…
Estofado is one of those dishes that lays bare the connections between the two countries. Estofado tastes like Spain in the interplay between tomatoes, olives, and chicken, which lends the dish a Mediterranean feel. But ultimately the Mexican flavors are the ones that linger; it’s the combination of aromatic, slow-roasted and ground spices that dominates and makes estofado. At some point during the cooking process I was…
Now is the season for something cool and refreshing to drink. Spain is one of the world´s major wine producers, but you´ll find other beverages from Spain that can be either wine or alcohol based or without. They…Continue