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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 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

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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The importance of a quality ham holder

Today we will like to talk to you about one indispensable tool to enjoy the Iberico ham in the best way: the ham holder, also known as “Jamonero” in Spanish.

Everything evolves and kitchenware couldn’t be an exception. The wit and design have joined to the way of curing our excellent hams and shoulders to improve the enjoyment of tasting the Iberico pig products. A quality ham holder is a mandatory tool if you want to make the most of your pieces with the minimum effort and maximum cleanliness.

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The perfect way to lose weight for Spanish ham and wine lovers

We are going to give joy.

The specialist Rubén Bravo, expert naturopath in nutrition for the European Medical Institute of the Obesity, has elaborated diet based on iberic ham and red wine ¨good for the taste buds and good for the heart¨. By eating the tipical Spanish tapas based on good Iberico ham and a glass of wine, it will become a double pleasure. The pleasure of savour rich delicacies and knowing the benefits that the products we are consuming are providing to our organism.

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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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