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LEARN ABOUT SPAIN

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

Little Fishes, Healthy and Delicious

STORIES ABOUT SPAIN

Little Fishes, Healthy and Delicious

Spain is in love with tiny fish. As an American, this is one of the most foreign aspects of Spanish cuisine. In the U.S., there is not much appreciation for small fish - sardines are a cheap canned fish often smothered in mustard, and anchovies are most often found roasted to oblivion on pizza. Finding a freshly cooked sardine or anchovy is frustratingly rare.

But in Spain, small fish can...

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Chorizo and Other Spanish Sausages

PRODUCT STORIES

Chorizo and Other Spanish Sausages

Every household in Spain serves at least one or two of the hundreds of varieties of delicious chorizo sausages. Spanish chorizo and sausages, often referred to collectively as embutidos, come in many varieties, thick and thin, plain or smoked, some containing lean meat to be served for tapas, or with more fat to flavor stews and grilled dishes. In general, Spanish...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Castilla y León

We find the most accessible Castilian city for the international tourist is Segovia, not far north of Madrid. It sports a dramatic Roman aqueduct, a fairy tale castle to which we have taken our kids many times, and a cathedral with a wonderful organ and proud, horizontal organ pipes jutting out ready to bathe the area with rich sound. However, speaking of rich, Segovia is where, over the years,...

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A Trip Through Old Spain

ITINERARIES

A Trip Through Old Spain

Following this route we revisited some of our favorite towns of Andalucía before heading north along the Portuguese border in Extremadura. We turned west to the Celtic lands of Galícia including the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela and along the Cantabrian coast to Asturias (where the Reconquista began in the 8th century). We headed south to León driving through a breathtaking mountain...

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