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What is typical fare for a Basque meal?

  1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago

    What  is typical fare for a Basque meal?

    I will be walking across Spain next spring and I am wondering what kinds of food I will find in the Basque region of Southern France and Northern Spain,

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    The largest collection of Basque restaurants in the US is in Bakersfield, California-- they claim to be "authentic"... so you might do a  search of "Basque Restaurants near Bakersfield, CA" and check their menus... especially Wool Growers or Noriega"s

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was planning a trip to So Cal, so I guess I need to stop and taste. Thanks

  3. Ericdierker profile image54
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    You are in for a wonderful trip - Ultreya!
    Based on my experience you will be around the mountain Basque people rather than the coastal groups. I hope you like lamb. Traditionally they are sheepherders. Stews and soups. Some fish and a whole lot of vegetables. A marvelous kind of hearty sourdough type bread. Expect a Mediterranean type olive oil instead of butter. Spicing is more like herbal instead of salt and pepper.
    But all that may be wrong, in that my experience with them was out in what we called shepherd or sheep camps as they moved their flocks up and down mountains according to seasonal grasses.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Eric.  It sounds like I should eat well.

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    Peva Rodanposted 2 years ago

    Basque cuisine is very diverse and made with excellent fresh products.
    Its base are fish and vegetables these are often cooked like a stew.
    You will find some of the most famous recipes,
    Marmitako (stew with vegetables and fish), Bacalao al PIL-PIL (cod cooked with olive oil in a crockpot), Merluza a la vasca or salsa verde (hake cooked with clams in a green sauce with parsley)
    You can taste txistorra, it is a type of sausage with pork meat
    Also you will see in many restaurants the famous Basque PINTXOS which its a slice of bread where  is located a small portion of food.
    To accompany these foods you can drink Txakoli (type of  basque white wine)

    So... Have a nice trip and enjoy your meal!

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds wonderful.  Glad to hear about olive oil instead of butter.  I am allergic to dairy.

 
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