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27370 Rabade (Lugo)

HEROIC VITICULTURE, PLEASURE FOR THE GODS

                          Romans planted the vineyards thousands of years ago. Since then, the River Sil Canyon takes care of their green properties without rest. Since then, people of Ribeira Sacra, in the South of Galicia, practices an incredible way of producing wine: heroic viticulture is the official name in all the world. And in this area of Galicia it has the qualification of being the most risky of all. Working on more than 30% slopes. No machinery, not even animals to help. Hours of selecting grapes and carrying them on...

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Let’s go to the fair!

  This is a country that still has strong agricultural and livestock producing roots, so the fair is the genuine market for the farmers. They existed long before the large commercial centers, the stock markets and the general stores. The markets are held in the open air and have old fashioned flavors, medieval, comparable to the most traditional fairground food pulpo a feira, that with a good glass of wine helps one to continue through the fair looking for opportunities, haggling prices and seeing natural life and people in front of your eyes. We have fairs in almost all the...

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A TAPA FOR ALL SEASONS

Tosta de Otouno Photo © http://www.tabernadolabrego.com/ It is a combination of grelos cream (a bitter-sweet vegetable, very common in Galician cooking) and  pork knuckle cooked in Ribeira Sacra wine, all over a wheat bread toast. And above all, a roasted chestnut and different red and black forest fruit. It is called Tosta de Otouno, and it is served warm over a slate plate. This Autumn delight costs just 1,50€. You can find this kind of tapas in many bars and cafeterias all around Galicia. This one was enjoyed at Taberna do Labrego, just in the Camino de Santiago.

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