The gastronomy of Morocco with another look. The English Court has celebrated these days ‘Morocco with another look’. A few days to give an in-depth knowledge of Morocco’s wealth from a cultural, artistic or cultural point of view.
An event of this kind has only been held in Europe in the United Kingdom. In the emblematic department store Harrods.
On Thursday, the Utopia space in Madrid hosted a show cooking. Starring the Moroccan cook living in the Madrid town of Parla.
NEGHAFA ZIANA RAJAA, one of the best ambassadors of the traditional Moroccan cuisine, which is made in the houses of Morocco.
This cook gave us a demonstration of Moroccan cuisine within the days ‘Morocco with another look’.
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An artisan cheese with its own stamp. The peculiar climatic characteristics of the island of Fuerteventura have allowed the development of an autochthonous goat breed; the Majorera goat With this milk the farmers of the area have been elaborating this cheese in a traditional way.
One of the historical cheese factories in this area is ARTESANOS LA VISTA. It is born from the hand of a couple of majoreros, Domingo Rodríguez and Agustina Martín.
They started with a handful of goats almost 30 years ago, making the right cheeses a week to live.
Over time they manage to increase their cattle to close to 1000 majoreras goats. But they have never abandoned tradition and craftsmanship, because each of their cheeses is still made by hand.
The products for celiacs: beers and snack. On Monday, May 27, the National Celiac Day was celebrated, a date dedicated to giving visibility to a condition that affects nearly 1 million people in Spain.
And, although there are many foods that gluten intolerant can not consume and still many limitations of the current gastronomic offer.
There are more and more brands that, conscious of those affected. Decide to add gluten-free varieties to their products that are suitable for celiacs .
Among them is Nomad Brewing, which includes in its portfolio of Petricor and Hanami craft beers, two varieties with a gluten content lower than 220 ppm (and, therefore, considered ‘Gluten Free’), which makes them suitable for celiacs can enjoy a beer with personality.
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The wine Hacienda López de Haro Crianza, is a red wine, made with three types of grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano.
Its color is intense cherry red. It is a wine with a pleasant aroma, ripe fruit.
In the mouth it has a smooth step with fruity flavor very pleasant.
It is very easy to drink and it will not leave us indifferent, because it has an easy memory.
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The Prince Azul Frizzante Verdejo wine, as its name suggests, is a blue wine, made with partially fermented Verdejo grapes. But really it is a blue wine.
In most cases the blue wine is a white wine, colored with a natural substance, called anthocyanins. It can also be obtained if you add a chemical called indigocin
This substance anthocyanin, is found in the skins of red grapes and in some fruits such as blackberries, plums or blueberries.
Blue wines can also be obtained from rosé wines, or red wines, although it is normal to obtain white wines, usually dry.
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The best wines to accompany a barbecue. At the end it’s weekend, you have to enjoy the rest days with your colleagues, family or friends and then you can plan a barbecue on Sunday afternoon and invite everyone to enjoy the company.
You start to fix everything for the perfect moment. You go to the supermarket to buy everything you need for example meat, tickets, accompaniment, but it takes something … wine to accompany it.
What is the neck of the bottle and what is it for? The first thing we will do is define the word gollete, its meaning.
It is defined neck to the top and front of the neck. In the bottles is the narrowest part of the bottles.
In the world of wine, the neck is the top part of the bottle, usually thicker to prevent the pressure of the cork from breaking the glass bottle.
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What is a horizontal tasting and a vertical tasting. Procedure and differences. Many times we hear about a vertical tasting, but we really know what it is about.
The tastings bring us many things besides the characteristics of a wine and its origins.
Also give us characteristics of the soil where they were made, or the effects of the climate where they have been grown.
The most common tastings are vertical and horizontal. Let’s see what it is and what differences exist between a vertical tasting and a horizontal tasting
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The cellar Alonso Cuesta is the Grenache of the DOP Méntrida
To speak of the Grenache grape in the Méntrida appellation of origin, is to speak of Alonso Cuesta wineries.
The Méntrida DOP is located north of the province of Toledo (Spain), bathed by the river Alberche. This denomination of origin was born in 1976, by the impulse of some winemakers in the area.
Its wines have a graduation of 11º to 15,5º and have a fruity flavor in the mouth.
Alonso Cuesta winery, is one of the most representative wineries of this appellation of origin.
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In Seville the quality and seasonal cuisine is called Dmercao. A restaurant that combines the best of Mediterranean cuisine, with the personal touch of chef Jorge Manfred, to fill our palate with sensations.
A kitchen of seasonal products, managed masterfully by its chef.
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What is the poison in the world of wine and its importance. The veraison is the magical moment when the grape acquires its properties of color and flavor that will then give a quality wine.
In short, it is one of the grape’s ripening process. In particular, it is the process where the grape begins to change color.
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Promises with a future in the Madrid Fusion 2019 contest, are now a reality.
In this edition seven professional young chefs will compete for the 2019 Revelation Cook Award, in the XVII edition of this award.
The winner will be revealed on January 30 in the Congress auditorium.
By Ángel Marqués Avila. Journalist
Would you know how to differentiate between a rosé wine and a claret wine?. You could differentiate between a rosé wine and a claret wine. We know what are the differences between a rosé wine and a claret wine. Is it the same or is it not the same?
We will try to clarify these two concepts and types of wines.
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Exclusive and Different Oil: Castillo de Canena. In its quest for excellence, it has launched the limited edition number XIII of its iconic First Harvest Day.
A highly anticipated product throughout the year. It was a pioneer in its category. Stands out among high-end oils for its careful production, aroma, taste and quality.
Article written by Ángel Marqués Avila
Learn to taste wine: Basic tips. The first thing we must know is that a wine tasting is to put all our senses in a state of concentration to be able to perceive each and every one of the characteristics and properties that wine offers.
We recall here some things mentioned in a previous blog related to this topic.
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Hacienda Grimón, tradition and experience. Founded in 1999 by Paco Oliván. Hacienda Grimón is a small family winery.
Located in the Jubera Valley, in the heart of the Rioja Denomination of Origin, on the slopes of Camero Viejo.
The Oliván family has a great tradition and agricultural, viticultural and livestock experience, which they transmit to all their products, giving them a touch of excellence that is the DNA of the company.
article written by Ángel Marqués Avila. Journalist
A premium oil: Palacio de Los Olivos, produces, produces and markets its own extra virgin olive oil 100% Picual olive juice.
The collection of the Picual variety on the farm is early. At the beginning of November, in order to obtain the fruit at its optimum ripeness.
The olive is cold-milled through exclusively mechanical procedures and with subsequent decanting in the mill.
After that, Olivapalacios oil is subjected to a rigorous analytical control in the laboratory.
Article written by Ángel Marqués Ávila. Journalist.
The best wines to give this Christmas, do not have to be the most expensive.
The good wines to give as a gift, usually go associated with other types of issues that are not the price: taste, cellar, memories, etc.
Without doubt, if the person we want to give something to is a wine lover, the best we can do to get it right is to give him a bottle of wine.
What are the differences between an oenologist and a sommelier? These terms contain an enormous wisdom in the world of wine, but if we ask the public of the street, many would not know how to tell us the differences between one and the other.
The fact is that both figures are fundamental in the wine sector.
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What a glass of wine to choose and how to hold it to enjoy the wine properly. Not all glasses are for all wines. The shape, width and height determine the type of wine we are going to taste.
Along with the temperature at which we serve the wine, the glass is one of the key factors to be able to taste a wine well.
Article written by JJ Duro
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What is the Champenoise method, and how a sparkling wine is made. This method owes its name to that they come from the French region of Champagne.
This method of making sparkling wines dates back to the time of the Romans, who called it vinum titillum.
Article written by JJ. Duró
A magical troubadour: Martín Códax and the Martin Codax winery. If you go to the Rías Baixas, do not forget to visit the Ría de Arosa, it is a marvel, and you will fall in love with it, it will cost you almost an illness to abandon it.
It is located in the province of Pontevedra, not of course you have to try something very identified with the area its albariño D.O. Rías Baixas, and visit a winery, in this case we visit a magical troubadour: Martín Códax
article written by Angel Marques Avila. Journalist
Mercado de San Miguel, much more than a renovation. This historic market is a pioneer in creating the concept of the market as a place to eat.
The Mercado de San Miguel reinforces its culinary appeal with renowned chefs, without abandoning the essence of traditional markets.
Among these chefs are: Jordi Roca, Rodrigo de la Calle, Roberto Ruiz and Ricardo Sanz.
By Ángel Marqués Avila. Journalist.
Sweet wines for exquisite moments: The best to pair your desserts. Desserts are the final moment of a meal and an ideal time to enjoy the appropriate wines.
We have all heard that sweet wines should be taken in desserts, but what not everyone knows is that they are not the only ones.
The name “natural sweet wine” leads to some confusion. It is not a natural wine, without special treatments in its preparation, but of natural sweetness.
How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew and not die trying. Sometime has happened to us, or it may happen to us that we want to open a bottle of wine, and we do not have a corkscrew, to be able to do it.
Always this kind of thing happens at the worst moment. When we are in the company of a loved person, or at the time of an important celebration.
For these uncomfortable situations, we will give some guidelines on how to open the bottle of wine, and thus succeed in this type of mishaps.
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