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THE 10 BASQUE COUNTRY DESTINATIONS THAT EVERYONE MUST VISIT, by Paladar y Tomar

10 Destinations to visit in the Basque Country

The Basque Country has so many charming cities, towns, and fairytale villages to explore. If you’ve already seen San Sebastian or are looking for day trips from big Bilbao, our Guide to Basque Country and Beyond is showing you the 10 best towns and smaller villages that you can explore in and around the Basque territory.

Sherry bars start recovering local sherry wines reputation

The Sherry wines scene in Jerez

The Sherry wines scene in Jerez Sherry wines change is afoot in Jerez. Those who know me will be aware that this is a constant refrain of mine. The area’s wine industry is going through a process of transformation in terms of vineyards, wineries, and oenology… and also, in the way the residents themselves view their own locally-produced wines. Which is, in my opinion, hugely important. One topic of conversation which often comes up is why the Sherry brand has been suffering so badly for the past few decades. Clearly, there is no simple solution to this problem. Such a …

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Luxury travel in post coronavirus

Luxury Travel: Experience is the new black

Luxury Travel : It’s time to get more intimate There are so many preconceptions about the word ‘luxury’ within today’s travel market, a consequence of our enduring mortal inability to define the term. Overused, misleading and outdated: it’s no wonder we’re confused. But what is true luxury travel really? Far from a one-way-fits-all approach, luxury travel should follow now more than ever the holistic path where all is interconnected. Our obsession is to enhance deeper, more meaningful conversations and personal relationships. Sustainability isn’t just the environment. It’s the preservation of cultural heritage and it’s making sure that we benefit local economy and the local people. “Simplicity is the ultimate …

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Alioli recipe, how to make the garlic sauce

Alioli recipe, the favorite garlic sauce

Alioli: how to make it on real time Alioli, allioli, aioli or ajoaceite – four different ways of naming the most famous garlic sauce, all meaning [garlic & oil] – is not definitely a new and cosmopolitan creation. It dates back Egyptian times, then the Romas really extended it over their empire beginning in Sicily, and later during the Al-Andalus it spread from Spain to the northern countries. Nowadays, the tasty sauce is found all over the Mediterranean culture countries, and did set well in Spain. Originally the allioli recipe does not have any egg, it is as simple as garlic and oil manually crushed and blended …

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Recipe of fideua, a noodle paella from Spain, by Paladar y Tomar

Recipe: Fideuà, Spanish noodles seafood paella

Know the basic recipes for Fideuà, Spanish noodles and seafood paella How to make a fideuà Cooking improves moods, and inspires hope, so cook as much as you can in these days of coronavirus lockdown. Paella is probably the most popular Spanish dish, and only a few might have heard about fideuà /(fideua)/ with stress at the “a”. We will soon come with the detailed written recipe of this healthy, tasteful and fast-to-make noodles, but in the meanwhile we bring you this home made video recorded last Sunday, officially our paella day in Spain.   Sign in to receive the detailed recipe and to …

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Top tapas in Andalusia by Paladar y Tomar

Delicious Spanish tapas in Andalusia you have to try

Spanish tapas in Andalusia and dishes you have to try Unquestionably tapas style way of eating has become one of the world’s preferred eating out options. There are plenty of good reasons for it, and Spaniards use even the verb form tapear when they refer to hanging out for bar hopping, enjoying small portions of mouth watering food with a caña (small ice-cold draft beer) or a glass of wine. There is little comfort, but the informal vibe and huge range of tasty flavors is what gives to tapas its distinctive character. Andalusia is one of the best regions for Spanish tapas – come on one of …

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Best pintxos in Basque Country are a religion with CÚRATE Trips

Delicious 12 best Pintxos in the Basque Country

The beautiful Basque Country is a Michelin-starred mecca and gastronomy heaven, thanks to its sumptuous cuisine. A perfect way to sample lots of different flavors and recipes is by going out for pintxos in the Basque Country. The best Basque food is used in these truly scrumptious snacks.

Jose Gordon, owner of El Capricho restaurant in Spain, Cúrate Trips

Best Meat in the World?

Yes, probably the best beef meat in the world! The beefs José Gordón raises in his family farm El Capricho are personally selected among the oldest Iberian Peninsula cattle breeds and at Cúrate Trips we take our clients to meet the master roaster in the temple of meat.

Slow travel in Matarranya, the Spanish Tuscany by Paladar y Tomar

Matarranya, the Spanish Tuscany

Fantastic Away from the tourists crowds, the Matarraña (or Matarranya) region is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, especially if you’re in search of some peace and quiet. We suspect that was what Donald Trump Jr. was looking for in his recent visit to the area. Indeed, you should certainly embrace the slow travel philosophy when in Matarraña. The region is often compared to the Italian Tuscany for its tranquility and serene atmosphere, with rural chic accommodation options and truly singular spots in the middle of the nature. There’s no better place to take is slow, stay present and be …

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Jordi Roca, El Celler de Can Roca, 50 Best Restaurants, Paladar y Tomar

Bilbao holds The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2018

Best Restaurants Awards 2018 celebrated in Bilbao Joan and Jordi Roca from El Celler de Can Roca*** | Photograph: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017   Following 2017’s hugely successful 15th edition in Australia, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, announced that its 2018 awards ceremony would be hosted at the Euskalduna Centre in Bilbao on the evening of 19 June. The prestigious celebration of the very best in global gastronomy included a series of events running from 16-20 June 2018 across the Basque region of Spain, showcasing the area’s outstanding culinary credentials to an international audience of …

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Chorizo and chistorra from Navarra, Paladar y Tomar

10 foods from Navarra you should try in the Basque Country

Grazing the Pyrenees from the north of Spain, the region of Navarra is known for its green landscapes and cool climate, as the many pilgrims that cross the province walking the Camino de Santiago will be able to confirm. But Navarra is also homeland of the astonishing desert of Bárdenas Reales, one of only a few deserts in Europe and definitely impressive. Navarra‘s natural beauty is the region’s best emblem, but it is internationally renowned for the running of the bulls in its capital, Pamplona, during the San Fermín festival that takes place every month of July. Having been part of Eukal Herria …

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San Fermin festival in Pamplona, a must-attend event once in your life with Paladar y Tomar

San Fermín Festival: The spectacular bull race in Pamplona

San Fermín Festival of Pamplona Although the historic city of Pamplona is chockablock with art, culture, music, and delicious food and wine any time of year, you can’t quite call yourself a serious traveler if you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to this beautiful part of Spain for the legendary San Fermín Festival and you haven’t witnessed first hand the running of the bulls in Estafeta street. You’re no doubt familiar with the multi-day festival’s signature event, the running of the bulls, but with nine days of near-constant partying and cultural traditions, there’s much more to San Fermín than first …

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Paladar y Tomar organized private tours and tastings of jamon iberico de bellota

5 Reasons Jamón Ibérico is unique

Why does Jamon Iberico lead the top 4 world’s finest foods list? The honorable list defines foie, caviar, truffle and jamon iberico as the four gastronomic pearls. What makes jamón ibérico so special compared to other pork hams such as the adorable prosciutto di parma or the sweety French porc noir gascon? These are the 5 reasons that make this cured Spanish ham unique: 1. DEHESA, THE EUROPEAN SAVANNAH The dehesa ecosystem is the result of human action in the Mediterranean forest over thousands of years, and it is a savannah-like open woodland. The first anthropic action was the clearing …

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