Travel Dictionary

Pintxo

Pintxos are delicious bite-sized Basque dishes that are an integral part of Spanish cuisine. Originating from the Basque Country in Spain, they are known for their variety and artistic presentation on small slices of bread. Each pintxo is a unique culinary creation, often featuring bold combinations of seafood

« During our visit to San Sebastián, we indulged in a delightful array of pintxos, ranging from grilled shrimp to ham croquettes. »
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Paella

Paella is an iconic dish from Spanish cuisine, originating from the region of Valencia. It is characterized by its preparation with rice, saffron, and a variety of ingredients that can include seafood, meats (such as chicken and rabbit), as well as vegetables. Traditionally cooked in a large, shallow pan called a

« For our special dinner, we prepared a seafood paella filled with shrimp, mussels, and calamari. »
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Ksar

A ksar is a typical architectural ensemble found in the desert regions of the Maghreb, such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. It symbolizes traditional architecture and communal life in these arid zones. Made up of earthen houses often clustered around an inner courtyard, the ksar provides protection against intense

« We visited a well-preserved ksar in the heart of the desert, where we discovered the ingenuity of Berber architecture. »
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Tajine

Tajine is both a iconic dish and a traditional pottery originating from the Maghreb region in North Africa, particularly popular in Morocco. Its distinctive cone-shaped form allows for slow and gentle cooking of ingredients, preserving their flavors and textures. This dish often includes meat such as chicken, lamb

« Tonight, we're enjoying a delicious almond chicken tajine, prepared according to a family recipe passed down for generations. »
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