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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 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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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

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

2 original ways to serve canned mussels

As you already know, we are making a selection in our shop with the best and most prestigious products of the Spanish gastronomy. As result of this selection you will be able to find the best ingredients to prepare the typical Spanish tapas that you love so much. That is why on our blog we will suggest occasionally some good ideas to surprise with your tapas and the help of our premium products.

As start, we are going to be generous and we are not going to give you one, but two recipes, both with one of the most typical and exquisite of Galicia: mussels. And the base of these recipes will be the pickled mussels with Olive Oil of Ramón Franco. Continue reading

Tapas and Pinchos: Differences and similarities

Tapas are one of the elements of the Spanish gastronomy better known and prized worldwide and they have become a sign of the Spanish identity. But Tapas have a very close relative coming from the Vasque Country, less known out of the Spanish borders, but very similar as to their way of consumption: Pinchos.

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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 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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