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  • Best Spanish cookbooks for beginners

    Well, America, it's time to learn that for us, Spaniards, tortilla is something you want to do with potato and eggs, not a type of bread to fill in. Some American friends ask me which are the best Spanish cookbooks for beginners. I've made this selection for you, because it's time to learn that you're better not going for frijoles in your next trip to Spain.

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  • 5 tips to enjoy Spanish ham properly

    As a Spaniard, the pleasure of sharing a good Spanish ham with family and friends in Christmas is priceless. For us, jamon is more than a food, is part of our culture of enjoying life. If you are ready to experience the Spanish way of celebrating these Holidays, let me give you some useful directions to do it "como Dios manda". Here you are 5 tips to enjoy Spanish ham the right way.

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  • How to survive Mexico: Spanish restaurants in Arizona

    You got your tickets for Superbowl 2015 or your grandma is turning 90 years. No matters what. You're traveling to Glendale, AZ. And you're already scared thinking about the overdose of tacos and burritos. Lost in The Valley of the Sun. In the Sonoran desert. Is there any hope for someone who wants scape to Mexican food there? I would say yes. There are some Spanish restaurants in Arizona trying to keep all the tradition alive. Bravo.

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  • Understanding Iberico ham and Iberico de Bellota

    When it's time to buy a good ham, you should know what you are paying for. Iberico ham and Iberico de Bellota sound pretty similar but they are not the same. It's important to know what to expect from each one.

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  • Turron, polvorones and mantecados, the best Holiday sweets from Spain

    Spain has a large tradition of Holiday sweets. Inspired by the Moorish tradition, Holiday sweets from Spain are rich in almonds and orange blossom. Generation after generation, the sweet makers have kept the unique way of manufacturing that make them so special. Turron, polvorones and mantecados are still made based on traditional methods, in which supervision of all the process is strictly required. The selection of the best ingredients, the respect of the tradition and the unique packaging make this Holiday sweets the perfect treat.

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