Asturias and Leon is a Spanish region of spectacular beauty that borders on the Cantabrian Sea on the north and on the South on the plateau of Castile. This natural paradise constitutes a permanent landscape of valleys and woods that, emerging from the seashore, within few miles, rises to the high of mountains (Los Picos de Europa, the famous Spanish National Park).
This rough and green scenery, due to its orography, has obliged its inhabitants to the isolation regarding to another areas. It has developed, in this context, numerous and various cultural expressions that have survived for centuries and have been transmitted usually by oral communication.
The multiplicity of habits, cultures and human manifestations has one of its maximum exponent in gastronomy, giving a unsuspected natural richness in the variety and taste of its products.
A land of mountains, green fields, luxuriant forests, beautiful rivers, rough romantic seas, rugged cliffs and excellent fertile meadows. All these features make our region a natural provider of fish, seafood, meat, vegetables, fruit and cheese, all of excellent quality.
These raw materials are the basic elements of our gastronomy which, in turn, is based on traditional recipes. These recipes mixed with a bit of imagination make our cuisine a pillar of our restaurants, without abandoning the basic principles of our gastronomy.
Three main areas supply the cuisine in Asturias and Leon: the Cantabrian Sea, the valleys, fields and rivers that embellish and provide humidity to the landscape, and the mountains where the livestock graze, the base of a wide variety of traditional cheese.
From this ancestral culture and extraordinary foods, SaboresdelNorte.com is the heir today.