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Spain

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Taste Test:                                                                                                    

Zip Facts about Spain:

  • The original paella, one of the best known Spanish dishes, consisted of rice mixed with snails, chicken, rabbit and pork
  • Tapas isn’t a type of food, but a way of eating.  Tapa means cover and was traditionally a slice of bread or meat which sherry drinkers used to cover their glasses between sips to discourage fruit flies
  • In Spain, 94% of its population is Roman Catholic. Despite strong opposition from the church. Spain legalized gay marriage almost a decade ago
  • More women than men are enrolled in Spain’s universities
  • In Spain, the tooth fairy is a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Pérez or Ratón Pérez

Spain the-women-of-algiersPablo Picasso, “The Women of Algiers” (1955)

“In 2015, Picasso’s The Women of Algiers has set a new world record for the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction after reaching $179m in New York.”

http://www.pablopicasso.org/the-women-of-algiers.jsp

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/spain/

Link to Map:    https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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One thought on “Spain

  1. Wonderful complexity of flavors and textures. Glad we had enough left over for lunch the next day!

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