The Stereotype of the Siesta in Spain

The Stereotype of the Siesta in Spain

The Spanish siesta is to take a short nap, after a copious midday meal, in order to get revitalized and have plenty of energy to finish the day. Studies show that the optimal length of a siesta should be around 20 to 30 minutes, just enough to slow your heart rate and...
Aperitivo: The Aperitif of Spain

Aperitivo: The Aperitif of Spain

Have you ever heard the Spanish word aperitivo? You can see it is close to the English word aperitive, so you can imagine it is somewhat related, but do you know the cultural difference behind that similar word? In the US, when we think about aperitive, we mostly...
New Year’s Traditions in Spain

New Year’s Traditions in Spain

December 31st is a day of celebration across the world in which each country celebrates in its own way. In Spain, friends, and family gather in the evening to enjoy a long dinner with special dishes and good Spanish wines. Here are a few of our New Year’s traditions....
Spanish Christmas Traditions

Spanish Christmas Traditions

Spain, as you may already know, is a Catholic country and religion plays an important role in the year-end celebrations. In an old and culturally rich country like Spain, traditions are numerous; while some traditions are national and observed across the country,...
10 Spanish Sayings About Food

10 Spanish Sayings About Food

As we know, exploring the gastronomy is a great way to know a culture. Looking at the popular expressions, proverbs and sayings in a culture is a great way to understand the mentality of its people. So, taking a look at the phrases or idioms that were crafted over...
What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

Every season seems to bring to the light a new fad diet, based on a new concept, from your astrology sign to your blood type or centered around a specific ingredient. That is normal, everybody wants to lose weight these days, many just to look and feel better,...