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Spanish Regional Dishes

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Today Spain is justly proud of her Regional Cuisine and it is well recognised for that. It is sad but true that many people who visit Spain for a holiday return home with the impression that Spanish Food is not particularly good and has little identity of its own. This is because the hotels and restaurants catering for tourists naturally wish to please everyone and offer an International menu, which though acceptable, usually lacks the flavour and character of the real cuisine.

Spanish Regional Dishes

This is a great pity because Spain has a good deal of character. Spanish Cooking is robust and simple, but highly individual. It is firmly based on old-established Regional Cuisines, using fine local ingredients – delicious sausages and smoked hams, fresh fish, excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a wide range of superb fruits, fresh vegetables and dried pulses – with the generous use of garlic, herbs and spices. The spices are mostly of Moorish origin. Spain is a diverse terrain made up of mountain ranges, lush pastures, fertile farm grounds, extensive coastlines and more, which together provide quite the variety of fresh products. Spain's famous hams are cured very high in the mountains, vineyards and olive groves sprawl across expanses of land, and fresh fruits and vegetables hail from throughout the country. The best way to savour real Spanish Food for yourself is to visit a bar where you can enjoy Tapas. These saucer-sized portions of delicacies of all kinds, served with a glass of wine, are a delightful Spanish invention and an ideal way of sampling many different dishes.


101 Tapas Recipes part of "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebooks101 Tapas Recipes

“Cover design by Rebecca Swift”

ISBN: 978-1-909610-20-0 Mobi
ISBN: 978-1-909610-21-7 ePub


(a "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebook)

The authentic taste of Spain is revealed in this classic ebook about the Spanish tradition of serving drinks with small snacks called Tapas. Enjoy the varied and exquisite delights of this traditional way of presenting small culinary treats. Cooking Spanish recipes is a way to know more about Spanish food. Part of the “Learn Spanish 4 Life Series” of ebooks, you can look up an abundance of different dishes that will enable you to entertain guests, family and friends or simply enjoy a taste of Spanish Tapas at home. Eating out in Spain is a pleasurable experience due to the sheer sociability of the Spanish. From early in the morning until past midnight family and friends, often with children too, can be seen eating out in the different restaurants, bars and taverns.

Spanish food is wonderfully varied, depending on where you are and there are many regional specialities. Traditional restaurants originated as taverns and tapas bars serving dishes based on the local produce. Spain also has its fair share of top-quality gourmet restaurants. These ingredients make up a recipe for success. Repetition and practice are essential in Spanish cooking to learn the art of the Mediterranean food. The variety of tapas in this book provides plenty of choices to cook Spanish dishes. Tapas are an excellent way of learning about the Mediterranean Diet and because it is so versatile you can taste a bit of Spain in your own kitchen. Some recipes can be made easily; others are more elaborate. Don't get frustrated, you can adapt every recipe to your own convenience.

The ebook is the perfect partner to ebooks such as “101 Spanish Desserts Recipes-Traditional Cakes and Sweets” or “The Mediterranean Diet” from the “Learn Spanish 4 Life Series”.



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