Discover Spanish Food and Culture
Top Gifts for the Spanish Food Enthusiast
If you know someone who likes Spanish food and enjoys cooking, why not buy them a special kitchen gift? We've put together the following list of kitchen equipment that we think are "must haves" for any cook preparing Spanish food. From paella pans to churro makers and wine openers, there is something for everyone.
Eating Out in Spain - A Photo Gallery of Tapas, Raciones and Menus
Eating out in Spain, a national pastime. This photo gallery shows a wide variety of "menus of the day," tapas and raciones menus that you might see in Spain.
An Introduction to Spanish Food and Cooking
Spanish food is "down to earth" and uncomplicated, based on simple, locally available ingredients. Learn about typical Spanish food and ingredients.
Meals and the Culture of Spain
It seems like Spaniards are always eating! Meals and the socializing that happens while eating are a huge part of the Spanish culture. Learn how a typical Spaniard eats and when - You'll be surprised!
Spanish Lunch - La Comida
The midday meal, "la comida" as it is called in Spain is the largest meal of the day. It is definitely a large meal, usually with multiple courses. Learn about what dishes Spaniards eat. It's guaranteed to make your mouth water.
Your Heart Needs the Mediterranean Diet
Learn more about how to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle. Even if you do not know anything about Spanish or Mediterranean cuisine, this book will be helpful. Ms. Klapp was raised in Spain and includes several tasty recipes!
Spain and its Cuisine
Spain's cuisine varies from region to region, depending on the climate and cultures. Read a bit about the location and climates of Spain and learn about the six culinary regions of Spain and what they are known for!
Spanish Menu - How to Order at a Spanish Restaurant
Whether it is a Spanish restaurant in Spain or in your neighborhood, you’ll need to learn to order from the menu, or as it is commonly called "la carta." How? Start by reading our course-by-course guide to ordering!
Tortillas – Omelets in Spain
"Tortilla de Patatas or "Tortilla Espanola" is probably one of the best known and universally liked Spanish dishes. It is simply sliced potatoes and chopped onions fried in olive oil, then mixed with beaten egg and cooked to form a solid omelet. A tasty "tapa" or main course for dinner.
Spanish Food - A Mediterranean Diet
The Spanish eat a Mediterranean diet that contains plentiful amounts of fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, nuts and olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fat. Learn more about the Mediterranean diet and why it tastes great, but why research shows it is good for your health!
What Spain is Like - A Very Brief Tour
Read Damian Corrigan’s introductory article to learn more about Spain in general, and view a good map of the country in About's Spain for Visitors.
The History of Chocolate in Spain
Chocolate is a delicacy from the New World that was brought back to Spain in the XVI century. Since then, the Spanish have had a love affair with chocolate and there is a long-established tradition of "chocolaterias" or cafes that only serve thick, rich, sweet chocolate with "churros" or Spanish fritters.
Custom Botas, a Spanish Food Lover Gift Idea
A "bota" or a "bota de vino" is the Spanish term for wineskin, a bag made from cured animal skin, which can be slung over the shoulder. Although originally used by shepherds, they are popular with outdoorsmen, and people with active lifestyles. Today, most "botas" are latex-lined and can be used for water or sodas, or any liquid, and it's easy...
Easy Spanish Recipes for Spanish Class
Read over this list if you need to prepare a Spanish dish for your Spanish class. We assembled a list of easy, economical dishes with ingredients that are easily available in the local market.