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Authentic Spanish Paella History and Recipe

5 Star Paella Recipe

Though its origin is quite unsophisticated, paella has become a quintessentially Spanish dish that some of the finest cooks work to perfect.  It began as a simple recipe that farmers would pull together with any ingredients that were on hand, traditionally rice, onions, tomatoes, snails and beans.  It was cooked over an open wood fire and eaten right out of the pan rather than on individual plates.  Continue reading Authentic Spanish Paella History and Recipe

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History of the Spanish Mantón: The Manila Shawl

The Spanish Manton or Manila shawl is a Spanish emblem, but this beautiful shawl actually originated in Canton, China and in the 16th century was introduced through Spanish trade to the Philippine capital of Manila, a Spanish colony at that time. Continue reading History of the Spanish Mantón: The Manila Shawl

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10 Gifts for People Passionate about Spain

1) One of the first things thought of when thinking about Spain is sangria. Sangria is traditionally made with chilled red wine and a variet of chopped fresh fruit. Most of Spain’s bars and restaurants have outdoor patios where you can sip sangria and people watch. Continue reading 10 Gifts for People Passionate about Spain

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How Ceramics from Toledo, Spain are Made

Spain is famous for it’s handmade ceramics, mostly for the pieces that come from Toledo such as the ones that we offer here on our website, fromspain.com.  We are happy to share with you the true artisan process that takes place just to create one single plate, bowl, mug or decorative item.. Continue reading How Ceramics from Toledo, Spain are Made