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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...

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Vermouth, Spain’s Favorite Aperitif Wine

Vermouth, Spain’s Favorite Aperitif Wine

In Spanish, vermouth has the name of vermú or vermut and it is the perfect match to go with various tapas. Due to the huge popularity of the drink in Spain, the name is ingrained in the culture and people referred to the aperitivo as “La hora del vermú” meaning the...

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Duck Paella: Valentine’s Day Recipe

Duck Paella: Valentine’s Day Recipe

Looking for a special recipe for your Valentine’s Day date? This time we bring you a Duck Paella or Paella de Pato as the new Paella of the Month, perfect to share on this lovely day. Check out our 90-second Paella de Pato video and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a...

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Pan con Tomate Recipe

Pan con Tomate Recipe

One of the classic food items you will encounter if you spend any time in Spain is the Pan con Tomate (bread with tomato). Contrary to many other Spanish cuisine recipes, like the paella, the pan con tomate is fairly recent, only dating back to the very end of the...

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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...

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Jamón Serrano vs Jamón Ibérico

Jamón Serrano vs Jamón Ibérico

If you have ever been to Spain or Portugal, you know they just LOVE ham. In every meat shop, you will see entire pork legs hanging from the ceiling or covering the walls. In most supermarkets, you will have a large section dedicated to them as well. Contrary to what...

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Socarrat is a Spanish restaurant since 2008 offering a wide variety of tapas, paella, sangria and an extensive selection of wines with three locations in the heart of Manhattan.