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"Tienda" is Spanish for "boutique" or "shop", and this food shop for Spain has really interesting Spanish food such as fresh and dried chorizo sausages, beautiful Serrano hams, Spanish saffron, and canned goods. So you can prepare Spanish food at home.

You can also get the equipment you need for preparing Spanish food at home, such as paella pans, and a paella burner for cooking paella. Check out slow cooker recipes and, as they say in Spanish, buen provecho!

Eating food out in Spain

Eating food out in Spain is often cheap and meals are substantial rather than gourmet. One of the best ways to sample Spanish food is to try tapas, or snacks, which are served at any time of day in local bars.

In Spain food ranges from cheese and olives to squid or meat delicacies and are priced accordingly. Many of the specialities of Spanish cuisine are based on seafood, although regional specialities are easier to find inland than along the coast. In the northern Basque provinces, there is cod vizcaina or cod pil-pil; angulas, the tasty baby eels from Aguinaga; bream and squid. Asturias has its bean soup, fabada, cheeses and the best cider in Spain, and in Galicia there are shellfish, especially good in casseroles, and a number of regional seafood dishes such as hake à la Gallega.

For food in Spain in the eastern regions the paella has a well-deserved reputation. It can be prepared in many ways, based on meat or seafood. Catalonia offers, among its outstanding specialities, lobster Catalan, butifarra sausage stewed with beans, and partridge with cabbage. Pan amb tomaquet, bread rubbed with olive oil and tomato, is a delicious accompaniment to local ham and cheese.

For food in Spain in the Castile area try the roast meats, mainly lamb, beef, veal and suckling pig, but there are also stews, sausages, country ham and partridges. Andalucía is noted for its cooking (which shows a strong Arab influence), especially gazpacho, a delicious cold vegetable soup, a variety of fried fish including fresh anchovies, jabugo ham from Huelva and many dishes based on the fish which the coast provides in such abundance.

Spanish drink menus

Restaurants are classified by the Government and many offer tourist menus (menu del día). Restaurants and cafés in Spain have table service. In Spain the thing to drink with tapas is a dry (fino or manzanilla) sherry, or a glass of tinto (red wine)


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