Spain – A Unique Culinary Experience
A gastronomical holiday
Spain is famous for its beaches, its mountains, and its natural parks that offer miraculous landscapes that please the eye and nourish the soul. It is famous for its impressive architectural and cultural heritage. Historical vestiges are at every step, in all the cities of Spain. But very few can imagine that Spain is the perfect destination for those who love food and enjoy tasting new dishes and flavors. One of the best places in Spain, one that blends the new with the old, the culture with the tradition, is the capital: Madrid. The region of Madrid is famous for its flavors, which are unique and full of passion or “encantadoras” (delightful), as the Spaniards would say.
The amazing cuisine of Madrid
After you visit the palaces, the cathedrals, and the museums, take your time to also enjoy the cuisine. You can’t say you have been to Madrid until you have tried the “cocido” and the “tripe”. The cocido is a stew, made of meat, chickpea, and potato. The dishes are not originally from Madrid, but Madrid is the city that made them famous. People come here just to taste the “cocido madrilène,” which actually brings together all the cocidos cooked in Spain and it never uses the same ingredients; they depend on their availability in the season. Chickpea occupies a place of honor in the cuisine of Madrid. It is used for the cocido, but tourists can also taste the chickpea stew, served with vegetables, cod, or spinach. Seafood is also very important for Madrid, as it is for the whole of Spain. If you visit Madrid around Christmas, you will definitely try the red bream, as it is always cooked this time of the year. If you love desserts, you will have the opportunity to taste the Aranjuez strawberries and the Villaco
nejos watermelons; these two fruits are very popular as ingredients served in desserts in Madrid. As a tourist in Madrid, you will also have the opportunity to taste the “torrijas,” which is a type of bread pudding, “bunuelos,” a fritter filled with cream and chocolate, and the “huesos de santo,” which are marzipan shapes.
If all these have determined you to visit Madrid, you should know that there is no better place to stay than in a villa. The accommodation conditions are similar to those in hotels, but you have the chance to really feel the spirit of Madrid in a private villa. You can ask for the owner to cook for you, so besides the multitude of restaurants that provide traditional dishes, you will also have the chance to taste wonderful homemade recipes. Enjoy!
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