ASTURIAS ASTURIAS ASTURIASGastronomy andFestivities Trabajo realizado por: Ainhoa López Prada. BY AINHOA LÓPEZ PRADA.
BREAD Borona (cornbread or round loaf of bread made from cornmeal) Rapa (cornbread stuffed with bacon bits) Neno, ( Pie filled with Asturian saussage , ham and boiled egg) Tortos (small corn cakes golden in pan) Formigos, Tradicional escanda bread (Asturian cereal with tough grain). Bollos preñaos (buns stuffed with highly seasoned sausage )
FRUITS ANDVEGETABLES FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Faba or Asturian bean: Main ingredient of the typical Fabada asturiana (beans stew). It’s also used in the Asturian stew which includes cabbage, potatoes and black sausage. Wild mushrooms: Collected in the forests of our region. Apples: Our most remarkable fruit, essential element for making cider. Cherries, strawberries and figs
FISH AND SEAFOOD FISH monkfish hake bass scorpionfish mullet eels sardines SEAFOOD lobsters crabs urchins
MEAT Cattle and sheep are essential ingredients of our most successful Asturian dishes Asturian tripes Beef stew and larded meat Breadcrumbed filled steak Lamb stew Lamb barbecue on a spit Roast lamb Pito de caleya or wild chicken Cured Pork is usually served accompanying traditional stews: Chorizo (seasoned sausage), fariñón, bacon,
CHEESE Traditional ingredient in the gastronomy of our region. More than forty different types of cheese which are made of cow, sheep or goat’s milk, even combined in different proportions. Cabrales (strong blue cheese), Gamonedo (cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheese) and Afuega’l Pitu (cow’s milk cheese) are three excellent varieties which have obtained European Guarantee of Origin. La Peral, Los Beyones or Oscos are types of cheese associated with other areas of our región.
DESSERTS Rice pudding Creps Fried milk Casadiellas (pasties filled with walnuts, sugar and anise liquor) Carbayones (cakes made of egg yolks and almonds typical in Oviedo) Marañuelas from Candás (cookies made of eggs, sugar, flour and butter)
FESTIVITIES Holy Easter: Its processions are popular and different from other towns. San Félix: August, 1st. San Antonio: June, 13th. Tuna fish festival: 2nd or 3rd week of July San Roque : August, 16th Santísimo Cristo de Candás: September, 14th.