Projects of excellence in gastronomy in Spain
"Almadraba", a traditional and sustainable way of fishing that has been going for centuries. Conil (Cadiz)
"Quesada", a typical dessert in the Pas Region valleys
Bonito drying process (Ceuta)
Would you like to taste the best produce of the land in an exceptionally beautiful setting? Imagine a gastronomic route that takes you to places where you can discover marine products and the traditional trades connected with the sea. Don't think twice and come to Spain: there are four gastronomic projects in our country which have been considered to be of excellence by the EDEN Awards 2015 (European Destinations of Excellence) because they're environmentally friendly and sustainable. The winner is the exquisite Idiazabal cheese from the district of Goierri (Euskadi-Basque Country). Here we present the finalists, who all offer a whole world of flavours.
Almadraba Tuna Route in Conil de la Frontera The Almadraba tuna route in Conil de la Frontera, in Cadiz (Andalusia) is a gastronomic route that gives you the chance to learn more about bluefin tuna –a delicious product with outstanding properties– which is caught using the traditional and sustainable fishing technique known as "almadraba" (labyrinths of fishing nets), which have been in place for two millennia, and to discover how the tuna is filleted. "Almadraba"-caught tuna can be enjoyed prepared in over three hundred different ways thanks to a varied culinary offering featuring particularly local produce. You can learn all about the culture of the sea and fishing in a charming white seaside village with long beaches of fine sand. See more:www.turismo.conil.org Pas Region Valleys: Traditional gastronomy The countryside in the Pas Region valleys in Cantabria, in northern Spain, is stunning, and the local produce is equally amazing! The meat, fish from the river and local produce are carefully grown and handcrafted into delicious dishes. You won't be able to resist the typical sweets made in this area either, like "quesadas" (cheesecake) and "sobaos" (a kind of sponge cake). See more: www.vallespasiegos.org SalZone, Fish salting in Ceuta On the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar, in Ceuta, you can discover and enjoy a special fish-salting technique. There are many different ways of discovering all the stages of this amazing centuries-old tradition, from fishing to tasting dishes and tapas made with bonito, tuna and flying fish, including the stages in which the fish is salted and put out to dry. You can also find a wide range of salted products and traditional produce at gourmet shops. See more: www.salazonesdeceuta.com
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