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La Bañeza - Gastronomy

Aldea del Cano

Aldea del Cano

Aldea del Cano

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Medina de las Torres

Medina de las Torres

Medina de las Torres

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Gastronomy

Gastronomía , Gastronomía

La Bañeza Gastronomy offers a host of dishes that can be tasted in any of the many restaurants in our city.

La Bañeza-style Beans and Frog’s Legs are the flagship dishes and those our cuisine is identified with outside our borders.

"Frog’s Legs" have become the king dish, the main delicacy par excellence, the main axle that moves the whole La Bañeza culinary gear, standing on top of the culinary ladder for its rarity and delicacy. Its success is due to the fact that this dish retains all its origins , both in the ingredients used in the preparation of its traditional red sauce, based on olive oil, salt, lard, paprika and some other secret condiment that distinguishes each restaurant , and in the containers in which it  is prepared and served, the typical earthenware casserole.

Download Frog’s legs recipe (PDF).

 

As for our famous and recognized beans, which are protected by PGI La Bañeza- León Beans, they can be tasted savouring the traditional-style La Bañeza Beans or in the most sophisticated dishes of nouvelle cuisine where they show that their adaptability in cuisine is endless.

Regarding our sweets and confectionery, the existing sweet shops   in the town make a wide range of delicious specialties among which we will highlight the following:

At carnival, we can enjoy "Orejas" (“Ears"), "Dominós de Carnaval" (“Carnival Dominoes “), or "Caretas" ("Masks") traditionally eaten at this time of the year.

Just before Holy Week is celebrated, “Bollos de San Lázaro" (" San Lazaro Buns“) are available, the oldest product of homemade La Bañeza confectionery.

Already at Holy Week Sugar Roasted and Salted Almonds" appearin the shop windows of the sweet shops next to the bottles of "La Bañeza Lemonade " made in a clay pot, based on wine, sugar, raisins, figs, lemon, cinnamon stick and any other baker’s secret, a mixture that is left to macerate for several days before it is ready to strain and serve.

On All Saints´ Day the delicious "Buñuelos" (“Fritters”) appear , they are filled with cream and fried in the best olive oil as well as “Saint’s Bones” (filled rolls of marzipan).

With Christmas "Turrón"(“Almond Nougat”) comes, where variety is endless as each confectioner makes an effort to personalize their preparations.

In addition to seasonal sweets, throughout the year we can eat the most popular specialties out of our lands, such as "Imperiales", exquisite dessert if there ever was one, where almond marks flavour, " San Blas Pastries ", the fine “Toasted Egg Yolks”, "Besitos" ("Little Kisses") with coconut flavour, chocolate and honey "Truffles" or chocolate and almond "Angélicas" linking to that chocolate tradition that has always existed in our town.

 

To close this section we want to highlight a very old custom which still lingers among La Bañeza families, this endearing habit is "La Cuelga". On birthdays or saint’s days, family or friends tie all kinds of chocolates and candies to a bright-coloured ribbon, which in a moment of inattention is slipped over the head of the person being honoured to wish that person happiness.