Category Archives: Gastronomy

The 7 gastronomic wonders that better represent Spain

As we all already know, Spain has a great cultural, touristic and gastronomic richness. Is for this reason, by which each year we are visited by million of tourists.

There are great efforts that are being made to make Spanish cuisine to be recognized as world heritage. Thus it expressed, the last month of may, by the Minister of education Iñigo Méndez de Vigo to the genertal Director of the UNESCO Irina Bokoba. Allianz Global Assistance wanted to contribute in a small way to the same cause. Do you know how?

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Does it affect the Designation of Origin in the quality of products

Does it affect the Designation of Origin in the quality of products?

Maybe sometime you’ve wondered what is the difference between consuming products with designation of origin and products that are not. And surely you used it to refer to quality products as can be wines, cheeses, meats, etc. but do you know what is it? if so, does it affect the Designation of Origin in the quality of products?

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original spanish sangria

How to prepare original Spanish sangría

Have you heard about original the Spanish sangría? It is one of the most popular drinks in the spanish summer. Owes its name to its colour which remind to blood ( in spanish “sangre”). Thus it must be done always with red wine. It is also frecuently done with white wine or cava (sparkling white wine from a specific area in Catalonia) but this variant should be called “white sangría”. Continue reading

Como ser feliz: la buena comida | how to be happy: good food

How to be happy: the good food is one of the keys.

Maybe one day, or more than one, you have asked yourself how to be happy or what is the happiness. How some people around us are able to have permanent smile drawn in their face and we wonder, how they do it?

We are going to bring you up some habits to achieve the happiness. And you? Do you know how to become happy? Continue reading

Hornazo: a delicacy from the Tormes riverside

Although at first sight it they seem the same, the hornazo and the empanada have big differences in their origin as their taste.

Formerly it was considered a shepherd’s dish, since they spent many hours or even days out of home. Later it got popular among knight and courtiers to become a traditional dish.

The hornazo consist on a dough stuffed with chorizo, loin and ham baked during half an hour… Do you want to know anything else about this dish? Continue reading

Origin of the 10 most popular Spanish tapas (part 3)

Tortilla, croquetas, calamares, bravas… all these tapas are something almost mandatory in the menu of all typical Spanish bars, both inside and outside our country. But despite these tapas are so well known and loved, surely few of you have not even a slight idea about the origin of something so quotidian in Spain. So, this post completes the series that we started two weeks ago, in which we explain the origin and some curiosities of your favorite tapas.

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Origin of the 10 most popular Spanish tapas (part 2)

Tapas are since some time ago a symbol of the Spanish gastronomy beyond our borders. More and more people who truly love our food thanks to them. But even for us Spanish, despite tapas are something essential on our social life, it is surprising how we don’t know about the origin of many tapas which we consume so often.

In our last post we begin to explain the origin of some of these tapas, which many of you probably didn’t know despite of being your favourites: tortilla de patata, jamón, croquetas and tatatas bravas. This week we continue explaining the origin and curiosities of our more consumed and requested tapas. Continue reading

Origin of the 10 most popular Spanish tapas (part 1)

They almost always tell us which are their ingredients and the best places to taste them, but this time we will trace the origins of the most prized tapas of the Spanish cuisine. Continue reading