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LEARN ABOUT SPAIN

LA TIENDA'S OWNERS REFLECT ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Community and Connection in Spain

STORIES ABOUT SPAIN

Community and Connection in Spain

Dear La Tienda family,

After all is said and done - all the parties, and carols and presents - the lasting memories of the Christmas season will boil down to enjoying our families: our children, their young families, the doting grandparents and close friends (who are included as “family.”)

The importance of friends and family was brought home to Ruth and me just the other day. Ruth...

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The Land of 400 Cheeses

PRODUCT STORIES

The Land of 400 Cheeses

It seems that every valley and village in Spain has its own special cheese.

From the sunny Balearic Island of Menorca comes Mahón, a wonderfully creamy combination of cream from three distinct strains of cows. The rounded orange-rinded cheese is reminiscent of Dutch Gouda or Edam. On the northwest coast, milk from the cows of Celtic Galicia are made into traditional...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Asturias

We always look forward to visiting Asturias, a magnificent area where the crashing sea, sheer mountains and green pastures abound. To the north are the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Sea. To the south are the amazing Picos de Europa. Its dramatic sheer cliffs have protected the area from invasions from the south, and its geographic isolation has protected the area from foreign intruders.

The...

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Essential Spain: Off the Beaten Track

ITINERARIES

Essential Spain: Off the Beaten Track

This is an itinerary I designed for a couple who wanted to get immersed in the heart of Spain while avoiding the usual tourist destinations. This was a little over two weeks, which I think is the minimum to do Spain justice. Even with that, we only concentrated on perhaps one third of the country, always bear in mind that there are 17 autonomous regions with their own distinct styles and sometimes...

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