ENJOYING SPANISH APPETIZERS CAN BE EASY THANKS TO GASTRONOMIC SPAIN
If there’s something Spanish people like is picoteo, a good picaeta or, as it is commonly said, snacking. Some of the characteristics that make us, Spanish people, different from our centre and northern European neighbours are that we like to enjoy good things and we are not big fans of expensive things. Moreover, a beer or a glass of wine accompanied by some appetizers with family and friends can fill us and totally make our day.
How are you going to say no to some olives or a bit of Spanish omelette? Your mother in law would be very disappointed if you told her you don’t want to take some pickled mussels or natural cockles before eating. Taking some appetizers is more than a great tradition, it is a trait of our culture and of our own social identity.
A manchego cheese tapa, a good Iberian pork pate, some ham flavoured chips or just something to tide you over, such as some rosquilletas de pipas(bread sticks with sunflower sticks) or saladitos. Don’t fight it, the best moments and conversations will happen during the time of appetizers. It doesn’t matter if you are in a terrace in summer or in your living room in winter, if appetizers have to be eaten, you eat them and voilà!
We are conscious that for people living in Spain, traditional tapas and appetizers are very common in our daily life, and we probably don’t care about them much. But as we step out from Spanish territory, this part of our daily life menu disappears. Gastronomic Spain aims to make people living outside Spain happy by giving them the best Spanish food existing.
WHAT APPETIZERS AND TAPAS ARE OFFERED BY GASTRONOMIC SPAIN?
In the online shop of Gastronomic Spain there are a lot of products in every section we have available. But, especially, the section of appetizers is as wide as Atlantic Ocean. It offers traditional tapas commonly known by everyone, but also tapas and appetizers which are typical of each region. Such a joy.
Discover the world of Spanish appetizers!
OLIVES, THE PERFECT COMPANY FOR A BEER
Olives are a basic product. It’s the Spanish tapa that will always be trendy. Olives are the appetizer that is served on the terraces of every bar to accompany the refreshing beer. Or simply an appetizer that serve as a picoteo (appetizer) while we are cooking lunch. Olives are a tapa that, wherever it goes, it’s a hit.
We can say that olives are the perfect ingredient for terraceo mediterráneo. That’s why there is a wide variety of olives that you can find in the online shop of Gastronomic Spain: anchovy stuffed olives, manzanilla olives, La Española olives, black olives and every derivative of this product such as lupines or banderillas (skewers).
CHEESE: IT ALWAYS BE THE ICING ON THE CAKE
All cheeses are welcome, it doesn’t matter if it’s semicured, cured or old, when a Spanish person sees a cheese, we melt into it.
The offer of Spanish cheese abroad is way limited, but in Gastronomic Spain is just the opposite. A wide offer, varied cheeses of different lengths and weights, whole cheeses, half cheeses or cheese wedges. It’s always a choice of the consumer.
Our star cheese is manchego cheese, one of the most desired by every Spanish person. And it is not for less, as we are talking about a cheese with Protected Designation of Origin from La Mancha. You also have available Idazábal cheese, from Basque Country and Navarra, a spectacular sheep’s cheese. But we also highlight Flor de Esgueva, a cheese that speaks by itself.
These are some of the kind of cheeses available in Gastronomic Spain, but if you want to discover which other are offered, don’t hesitate to swipe up.
SEAFOOD APPETIZERS, THE BEST PRODUCTS FROM OUR COASTS
Fish is an important part of many of the regional cuisines of Spain, especially in those which are close to coasts, such as Mediterranean or northern cuisine.
Seafood appetizers shine by themselves. Pickled mussels, anchovies (anchoas) from Cantábrico Sea, anchovies in vinegar (boquerones), cod crumbs, sardines… I could be the whole day naming delicious appetizers from our coasts.
Obviously, these appetizers don’t exist in the United Kingdom, France or Switzerland. That’s why Gastronomic Spain will always be your best option. Discover the whole catalogue of seafood appetizers.
COLD TAPAS AND PATES: THEY NEVER DISAPPOINT
When we are talking about cold tapas, what comes to your mind? No doubt, Spanish omelette. This delicious and typical cold tapa is the queen of bites in Spain, from north to south. And that’s not for less, because Spanish omelette is the perfect appetizer: cold, warm, well-done or rare. It always triumphs.
But there are more cold meats such as the refreshing gazpacho, elaborated with the best vegetables. A cold soup, fresh and light.
Meanwhile, pate is a tasty product to spread. There is a wide variety of patein Gastronomic Spain: olives, partridge, Iberian cheese, salmon, lobster and the so typical La Piara pate. That’s the best idea for a snack or an improvised dinner.
APPETIZERS: THE KINGS OF QUICK SNACKING
Spanish people are aware that you never know when you are going to fancy them, and that’s why we always have provisions at home. In every Spanish pantry you will find these snacks: nuts, chips, pipas (seeds), torreznos (rasher), cortezas (ham strips) or even gustanitos.
Any of these products is very popular in Spain. They are essential in our lives. They are the actual picoteos between hours. Enjoy any product easily.
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