30 September 2018

Sunday Stamps | G for Gastronomy




Every year, a Spanish city hold the title of  Spanish Culinary Capital. In 2018, it is the turn of León.

The stamp, issued on 17 January, features an illustration of the famous rose window from the western façade of León Cathedral, and some of the most significant products of León’s cuisine: Valdeón cheese; cecina de León (dried beef meat from Léon); Pimiento Asado del Bierzo (a type of pepper, sun-dried and roasted); chocolate (consumed especially hot); Bañeza beans and mantecadas (butter sponge cakes).

The stamp features also the logo created for the occasion, with the slogan Manjar de Reyes [Food fit for a King].

More information about this stamp, here.

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16 comments:

  1. mmmm, food! interesting way to represent it, though I can't actually get the yummy feeling. But would need to get to León for that chocolate and cheese :)

    ps. your link at Sunday Stamps takes me to the Contact page, not this post :)

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    1. Chocolate and cheese are always worth travelling :)

      (I can't change the link now. I hope that people will find the post anyway!)

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  2. Clever way to tie a famous city landmark to famous city food.

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    1. It's a curious representation, isn't it?

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  3. gastronomy stamps are among my favourites. although one can't really make out the food in question on this stamp, your description made me hungry *grin*

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    1. You need to look very close to discover all the delicious food on the stamp!

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  4. I agree with FinnBadger: nicecombination of the rose window and the culinary highlights!

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  5. What a great stamp.
    Having specific regional foods is something I miss in Canada.

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    1. In Spain we have plenty, considering how small the country is. Sometimes I think that every little villages has its own specific local products!

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  6. What a yummy stamp! Thanks for all the details about the food.

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    1. Glad you like it! By the wya, I got your postcard sent on 10 September. Thanks!

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  7. An inventive way of showcasing a cuisine and culture. I'm just trying to deciding whether I would go for the sponge cakes or cheese first but as I love trying regional cheeses I think that may win.

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    1. For me, cheese is always a very good option! :D

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  8. What an unusual stamp and a clever way to show off the foods.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.