Gastronomic culture

We have always thought that wine is tasted and ham is eaten, but as there are certain processes that allow us to better assess the quality of a wine - and enjoy its properties -, there are keys to fully enjoy the ham. This was believed at least by Juan Luis Ortiz, general secretary of the regulatory council of the Los Pedroches Protected Designation of Origin (one of the four PDOs of the Iberian ham), who set out to establish a ham tasting procedure.

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His name is Bino Gabso, but everyone knows him as Dr. Shakshuka, in honor of the dish that has made him famous. In the restaurant of the same name located in the old city of Jaffa - the historic Palestinian port today belonging to the municipality of Tel Aviv, in Israel -, it has been serving this recipe originally from the Maghreb for 40 years and, as Gabso does not get tired to repeat, it was he who made it one of the "national" dishes of the country.

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Months after Mediaset began promoting the contest 'Bake Off', with Jesús Vázquez as the main claim, finally today Wednesday we can see the premiere of the new version of the popular British program. From 22.45 we can see in Cuatro if the Spanish adaptation achieves the same success of the original confectionery contest, which after nine editions remains a success with replicas in more than 30 countries.

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The basic details of the Cuban revolution that took place between 1956 and 1959 are well known: a guerrilla youth led by Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara landed on the island from Mexico and eventually defeated the dictator who ruled the island, Fulgencio Batista , to impose a regime that ended up being socialist and endures today, despite the death of its leader.

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April 3, 1899. The ship Sakura Maru arrives at the port of Callao bringing to Peru 832 Japanese migrants, hired in the cane plantations of the country. “The emigrants are mostly young people from 20 to 30 years old, robust and healthy; his physiognomy reveals intelligence and everyone seems to be very happy, because they come voluntarily, having been chosen among the most competent for agricultural work, ”explained the next day's edition of El Comercio.

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