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The most typical ham available in Spain is distinguished by its salt cured process in cold mountain regions. It is generally thinly sliced and served raw as an appetizer. Known as jamón serrano or mountain ham, it is deep scarlet…Continue
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
The Eastern shores of Spain or the Levant is actually made up of two kingdoms, the Pais Valenciano and Murcia. The Levant is better known for its beach resorts in Valencia and south of it, known as the Costa Blanca.
It's further recognized as the land of the Paella.…
Added by Veronica Shine on June 30, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Malaga, Spain in the Costa del Sol is reputed to go from a sleepy seafaring port town to a jet-set haunt of the rich and famous only 50 years ago. However, it always drew the foreign crowds.
The first inhabitants of Malaga are attributed to the Phoenicians in the 8th…
Added by Veronica Shine on June 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 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
In Spain, fresh vegetables, seafood and fruit merge so well with one another in varied recipes. With the distinctive terrain in this Mediterranean nation, an abundance of products are available in the markets each day.…Continue
Added by Veronica Shine on February 24, 2011 at 5:00am — 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
Many times, fruits and vegetables that are commonplace in local markets does not necessary means they have originated from that location. The lime is one such citrus fruit that meets that situation. It is not indigenous to Florida, the Caribbean or Mexico, although its popularity in these areas' cuisine easily makes it believable to be so.
Lime was unknown in Europe before the Crusades, and its fruits supposedly…