Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao, Spain

Hola mi amigos!  Mike and I are back from our trip to Spain.  Although we saw a lot in ten days, it still was not quite enough time to experience Spain.  Our first three days were spent in Bilbao,Spain.  Bilbao, the 10th largest city in Spain, is situated in the northern region of Spain, near the south-west border of France.  It is a beautiful city

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

In doing some research on traditional foods of Spain, I learned about gazpacho.  This is a cold soup, sometimes referred to as a "salad soup" because it is laden with vegetables.  Although gazpacho was popularized in Southern Spain, the origin is muddled; some theories point to Arabians and others to the Romans.  It is known that the addition of tomatoes to the soup did not occur until after Christopher Columbus (an Italian explorer bankrolled by Spain) returned from Mexico and the New World. 

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