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Eating Asturias is a project that explores, documents, translates, and studies the food cultures of Asturias. It is an independent ethnography of food and eating in Asturias. It is produced from an outsider perspective. While I live in Asturias, I did not grow up here.
What do people in Asturias eat? Why do they eat those things? How do they feel about their food? What foods do they no longer eat, and why? How do people’s memories of those “forgotten” foods influence their current food choices and attitudes?
Here is where you can learn about the food and food culture of one of the most interesting regions of Spain. It is a place quite unlike other regions of Spain. It consumes far more cider than anywhere else in Spain (and more per capita than anywhere in the world). It produces more cheeses in a smaller area than anywhere else in the world.
The Food Culture section contain all of my writing about the gastronomy and drinking culture of Asturias. This is the bulk of the ethnographic portion of the site. Farming, Food History, artisan production, ingredients and products all fall under this category.
If you want to know more about food in Asturias and what is grown, made, and eaten here, this section is for you.
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To get started on your journey into Asturian cuisine. I have compiled a few of my favorite informational posts in one place. You can’t go wrong starting with any of these:
- The Reasons You Should Visit Asturias – I share my personal reasons why I think every visitor to Spain should skip the well-worn trail and instead head for Asturias.
- The Cider House Rules – A primer on drinking Asturian cider properly.
- A Brief History of Cider in Asturias – Cider is more than just a drink in Asturias. In many ways it is the history of Asturias. Start here to be well versed in the importance of this unique tipple.
- The 7 Different Types of Asturian Cheese – Asturias has dozens of cheeses. Here’s a guide to making sense of them, using internationally accepted types.
- Asturian Sausages – There are tons of different sausages in Asturias. Here I break them down into groups and talk about the ones I think you should try as soon as possible.
- Craft Beer In Asturias – A Broad Overview – Get up to speed on the rapidly expanding and maturing craft brewing scene in Asturias.
The Recipe Index contains my recipes, and my writing about those recipes. I provide both context and a trans-cultural perspective on each recipe I post. Like much regional American food, Asturian food is easy to cook, homey, and hearty. It’s basically perfect for home cooking, and the majority of Asturian restaurants pride themselves on being home-cooking types of places that serve exactly what people want to eat.
If you want to learn about how people cook in Asturias and how to reproduce those dishes at home, this is where you should look. New Recipes
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The Visit Asturias section contains information useful to people coming to visit Asturias. If you are considering a trip here, this is where to start. I write about the cities, towns, villages, and regions of Asturias. I also provide guides to the artisan food producers in Asturias, and a calendar of food related happenings. And, of course, I offer guided tours in English of literally anything I write about on this website.
If you are looking for information to plan a trip to Asturias, dive in here.
I am available during most months of the year to help with vacation questions, planning, or personalized tours. Anything from answering a question or two all the way to a week-long culinary tour of Asturias with translation services and one-of-a-kind experiences. If you are interested in more information, please get in contact with me.