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Spanish tapas world heritage

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

15 Food Reasons The Spanish Are Better At Life

Last march we read an article on the American newspaper Huffington Post that caught our attention and we had pending a little review. On that article the journalist talks about the habits, typical foods and some lifestyle facts that make us, the Spanish people, better at life. The mentioned text shows us how some things that are part of our day-to-day are really representatives of our gastronomic culture and make us completely different to any other nation. However, there is some facts listed on this article that are just clichés and, even they contain a little truth, we will like to clarify from the point of view of a Spanish.

Therefore, we are going to reproduce the original article but we’ll intersperse our explaining notes, which we hope to help you understand our gastronomic culture a little better.

(You’ll find a link to the original source at the end)

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Variedad de quesos Españoles

The wide variety of high quality Spanish cheeses.

Spanish people usually eat cheese everyday: with bread, as a tapa, as a dessert or even by itself. Due to the clima and geography variability across the country, along with large culture diversity, each region produces several varieties.

The cheese production in Spain has become in an important matter. As well as it happens with wine, currently there are many “Denominations of Origin” spread across the country. Specifically there are 23 types of cheese which are able to cover every the wide range of likings.

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“The Very Best of Spanish Delicatessen” or “The masterpieces of the spanish gastronomy”

In the same way we will never find a Van Gogh, a Gauguin a Monet or a Picasso in a street market stall since its natural destiny is a museum or a collector’s hall, we should find the masterpieces of our gastronomy in a similar environment. This is “Very best of Spanish delicatessen”.With our work we claim to be like that collector’s hall where we show, from the products with prestige achieved in a whole life of hard working, to the most little masterpieces of our varied and rich gastronomy that are breaking through like those unknown artist destined to be grandmasters.

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