chorizo is a cured smoked pork sausage from spain. spanish chorizo is an extremely versatile part of the spanish gastronomy. chorizo is the word used for fresh or fermented cured smoked pork sausage originating from spain.â spanish chorizo comes in short, long, hard, soft, sweet and spicy varieties making it an extremely versatile part of the spanish gastronomy, appearing in a variety of spanish chorizo recipes as well as in many spanish chorizo tapas (appetizers).
a knockout of a red wine from the somewhat obscure jumilla region of spain. made from monastrell, known in france as mourvã¨dre, it is high in alcohol (15%) and presents a heady mix of lush and brawny characteristics. it situates well on the palate with a solid tannic structure to hold it up.
sobrasada, a majorcan sausage, is a typical spanish mediterranean product. sobrasada was not made as it is known today (that is, with paprika) until the early 17th century. sobrasada is a raw cured sausage, with a characteristic reddish-orange colour, that is the result of mixing ground lean pork and pork fat with paprika, salt and spices.
sobrassada (catalan sobrasada) is a raw, cured sausage from the balearic islands made with ground pork, paprika and salt and other spices. sobrassada, along with botifarro are traditional balearic sausage meat products prepared in the laborious but festive rites that still mark the autumn and winter pig slaughter known as a matanza (in spanish, matanza) in majorca and eivissa. the chemical principle that makes sobrassada is the dehydration of meat under certain weather conditions (high humidity and mild cold) which are typical of the late balearic autumn.
this special almond cake, which also happens to be a gluten free cake, is famous from cities across northern spain and enjoyed by the locals as well as those taking part in santiago pilgrimage. it is delicious and very easy to carry (very slim and doesn't need fridge).
tried this in spain, fuerteventura and it was very good. will be sure to buy more next time i go
pick up a flamenco cd as a gift and capture the lively and colourful energy of flamenco with its characteristic guitar, singing and hand clapping.it is a traditional spanish style of song and dance and unlike many kinds of folk music and dance, it is gaining in global popularity, you will not be buying into a stale art form. when in spain, see the exquisite dancers swish their dresses to the sweet melodies of spanish guitar and be convinced that a flamenco cd is just the way to bring some spanish vibrancy home!
goudi's masterpiece is worth a visit when passing through barcelona. you can pick up a scale model in the official souvenir shop whilst there.
a traditional leather wineskin or bota de vino is a wonderfully practical gift to give! what is better than being able to carry wine, or any liquid for that matter, on your strolls (like the spanish) without having to worry about breaking glass! originally made from goat bladders and leather, nowadays some leather bota de vino are made with a plastic liner. this thoughtful and authentically spanish gift will give the user hours of blissfully intoxicated countryside strolls.
the most popular spanish chocolate spread. you can find it in milk and white chocolate flavours. it is more delicious than nutella and a perfect (and cheap) present for the kids.
sloe-flavoured liqueur ( 25-30% in alcohol) from the north of spain. pacharán is made by soaking sloe berries, collected from the blackthorn shrub, along with a few coffee beans and a vanilla pod in anisette and it is usually served as a digestif either chilled or on ice.
the baraja (literally deck/pack of cards) is a deck of playing cards associated with spain. it is usually called baraja española (literally spanish deck). it has four suits and is usually made up of 40 cards.
spanish wines (spanish: vinos espaã±oles) are wines produced in the southwestern european country of spain. the country is ninth in worldwide consumptions with spaniards drinking, on average, 21.6 litres (5.706 us gal) per person a year. the two largest wine producing regions at the time were terraconensis (modern day tarragona) in the north and baetica (modern day andalucia) in the south.
the third largest country in production, spain ranks first in land under vine. diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing spain back into the world wine market. the most popular red varieties of spain include tempranillo and garnacha (grenache).
one of the most popular souvenirs and very useful to beat the spanish summer. a perfect gift for mum or grandma.
spanish hams have been cured for generations and can be seen in every spanish kitchen. at orce serrano hams we have sought out some of the finest serrano hams in the granada region, all carefully cured by small artisan producers who take the utmost care to deliver quality and flavour following traditional methods. flat rate uk & eu delivery from only â?¬13.99 on all orders display 24 products per page
as home to two types of world famous cured hams, spain honors its jamã³n as both a cultural icon and everyday indulgence.
variety, versatility, originality and sophistication while olives from spain are strong and robust all on their own, their unique taste and texture can create more than just an impressive solo act. thanks to the numerous options for presentation and the various types of processing methods used a wide range of table olives are available. from pitted and chopped to sliced in segments, quarters or halves, or even just left whole, olives from spain come in all shapes and sizes.
turron has been a sweet indulgence on the iberian peninsula for over a thousand years. by combining spain's marcona almonds with wildflower honey found in the mountains near jijona, the moors produced a delicious variation of their own halva candy, a nougat candy called turron. turon is still proudly produced with the same natural ingredients in the town of jijona, and has become a become a traditional favorite - especially around christmas.
turrón is a very old, traditional sweet of moorish (arabic) origin. turrón has been a popular sweet for centuries, even outside spainâ??s borders. it is said that the moors invented turrón over 500 year ago in jijona, a small town about 30 miles or so north of alicante.