When did we started to eat nougat on christmas?
Dec06

When did we started to eat nougat on christmas?

There is no more typical-Christmas food than nougat. Nutty, chocolate, classic… and more. Each time, the nougat is more consumed throughout the year (like ice cream), it has always been a Christmas-food reference and its different festivities. As many things, It is believed nougat has Arab origin and that arose around the 11th century. But, have you ever wondered why we consumed it in Christmas and when this started? Its components could be consumed throughout the year. Instead, nougat only appears at Christmas. Why? Continue reading for further information. There are several theories why nougats are consumed (or used to be consumed) especially at Christmas. Firstly, ingredients used to make it were very expensive, so it was reserved to be consumed only on special occasions. Although at first the nougat was a food only for those rich, it ended up becoming a Christmas delicacy. Secondly, it is thought farmers had no work during the months before Christmas, so they had to make a living in some way. Matching up off-season for the farmers happened just before the beginning of the winter, they became temporary nougat-makers. Although the origin of the nougat dates back in the 11th century, in our country acquired fame and popularity during the 15th century thanks to the strengthening of almond cultivation and the development of beekeeping. It happened thanks to the climate in the Iberian Peninsula, which favoured the two factors to occur at the same time. Now you know more about Christmas’ star, we encourage you to try our best nougats. If you can’t resist this Christmas delicacy, we recommend you try our most classic nougat of...

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The best places to eat tapas in Castellón
Aug16

The best places to eat tapas in Castellón

Every excuse is good to eat some tapas, isn’t it? To go our for lunch or dinner, it is the perfect plan: eat some tapas with refreshing beers. If we can do it close to the beach, this plan becomes irresistible. We can find many big cities where to go taping around the Mediterranean sea, like Barcelona or Valencia. But today are not going to deal with a typical cliché of tapas culture. Castellón has an unknown culture of tapas which will surprise you pleasantly. Let us suggest you some bars where the main thing is eating delicious tapas. If you want to discover a new view of this city, let us guide you and we will recommend you the best places where to enjoy such a Spanish tradition: La Sacristía (c/ Ximenez 7). This nice restaurant is located in one of the streets adjoining to the Teatro Principal of Castellón. Its terrace is located on a small pedestrian street, which is very nice in summer. Its oxtail burger or cuttlefish are some of the most coveted tapas of this restaurant. With a wide selection of wines, its menu with huge dishes and tapas and its strategic place in the city center, makes it perfect for any occasion.   Estraperlo (c/ Temprado 5). This cosy restaurant is located in Castellón city center where to eat at very affordable prices. With a familiar atmosphere, this is a restaurant that is really worth. Basque cuisine that takes the breath away and its vintage decoration worth of the oldest antiquarian will make you love it. Its pinchos in the entrance and its traditional and galore cuisine will remind you the typical pintxos places of Bilbao. You can’t miss it!   Taberna Romero (c/ Mayor 72) This cozy and modern tavern is located at the heart of Castellón, very close to the city hall and some other places of reference. Homemade and traditional cuisine with a modern and different touch, that’s how tapas are made there. Valencian cuisine with great wines, beers with reasonable and good prices. If you want to play safe, don’t miss it!   Divina comedia (c/ Ximenez 2) Last but not least, we propose you a different gastronomic experience. To give you a better idea, here you can eat a few tapas and wines while you read your favorite book or discover a new literary adventure. If you are addicted to good readings and you are a real gourmet, this could be your second house. We wouldn’t know which tapa of this unique place we would choose since all their options are very delicious. Good wines and cavas, better...

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Casa Riera Ordeix: the best worldwide Salchichón of Vic
Jul25

Casa Riera Ordeix: the best worldwide Salchichón of Vic

Why are the salchichon and fuet from Vic so special? After 160 years of tradition, everything remains the same. Their manufacturing and drying methods… it seems to be back in 1852. The time stops. Well, let’s go to the point. In this post we are going to deal with one of the most special worldwide sausages brands: Casa Riera Ordeix. This brand mades the current considered best salchichón of Vic, maybe in the world. Always keeping loyal to its origins and traditions, guaranteing superior quality raw materials and the care with which each product is done, makes them different. Undoubtedly, the best words to define Casa Riera Ordeix are tradition, craftmanship and quality. The elaboration of its products is unique, so they are hand and craftmade, like long ago. The used meat of pig chosen come from brand farms, they season the meat themselves and dry it at its centenary drying places. The salchichones brushing, temperature and humidity controls and the products are wrapped and done manually. It is said the secret is in the dough. Quite literally, because all their products are suitable for celiacs. Neither of them contain nor gluten, lactose, artificial preservatives or sulfates. More natural and healthy sausage, impossible! Some of the most prestigious gastronomic establishments all over succumbed to its charms and they received many gastronomic awards. In Spain, the sausage got the recognition as Protected Geographical Indication in 2002, but they recived many more: Le Coq d’Or in 2015 (Award given by the prestigious magazine La Guide des Gourmands), the Superior Taste Award in the year 2009 or the ICC Llonganissa of Vic. No more words to see this product is as unique as good. If your can’t neither succumb to the charms of this delicacy, here you can buy the best salchichón of Vic from Casa Riera Ordeix online. “Welcome home”...

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