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LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Legends and Myths: Connecting to Ancient Spain

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Legends and Myths: Connecting to Ancient Spain

July 25th is the feast day of St. James – Santiago – the patron saint of Spain. According to tradition, his remains rest in the crypt of a cathedral in Galicia, a remote part of Spain. According to legend, St. James, the brother of Jesus, was martyred in the holy land, and his mourners placed his body in a small stone ship, which then set sail across the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Secrets of Spanish Paella

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The Secrets of Spanish Paella

The authenticity of paella is gauged by the community it builds. What better way to enjoy time with your friends than to sit around the communal paella and share it together? Is that not what life is all about?

Paella originated in the countryside long ago. Farmhands made a fire in fields at lunchtime and simmered the local short grained rice in a flat pan. They added whatever edibles were...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Valencia

The varieties of experiences we have enjoyed in the Community of Valencia are amazing. Probably the most well known event occurs every March when the people of Valencia produce an astonishingly loud celebration called Las Fallas, complete with burning images, ear-shattering fireworks, along with toasty buñuelos, or churros and chocolate, always the contrast that is typical of Spanish culture.

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

This area of Spain contains an amazing treasury of art and architecture, some of which stretches back over a thousand years. It has been relatively untouched because the areas of interest are largely valleys nestled in the foothills of the rugged Pyrenees. The roads are winding and difficult to navigate in the winter contributing to a place minimally touched by modern life. Romanesque architecture...

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