Spaniards are very passionate people, especially when it comes to food and drink. The most important meal of the day in Spain is lunch and you will actually find that many businesses in Spain close for sometime over lunch hour so as to give the people an opportunity to enjoy that meal.
The word “tienda” is Spanish meaning “shop”. This kind of foods shop has a wide variety of food stuffs which include canned foods, saffron, Serrano hams as well as dried and fresh chorizo sausages. If you are planning to stay at a holiday home for a long duration in Spain, you may find it necessary to actually cook at home.
If you do decide to eat out while in Spain, you can do so as it is actually quite cheap. Try out tapas or other snacks so as to get an idea of how the food actually is. These are easily found at the local bars and are served at all times of the day and so come in handy especially if you have missed the main meal of the day.
Spanish food is of a wide variety. You can easily get olives, cheese, squid and other meat delicacies. There are many specialties of sea food, especially in the coastal areas. While you are inland, the regional cuisines are easier to find. The dishes include hake a la gallega, shellfish, Cider, cheeses, soups among many others.
In the eastern parts of Spain, paella has a good reputation. There are many ways of preparing the foods according to what your tastes are. The most important thing is to consider whether you want a meat or sea food base so as to make appropriate selections. The different regions of Spain have different specialties and if you are lucky enough to visit several places, you will be able to sample the different things that the land has to offer.
If you visit Castile, roast meat is a must try. The meats include lamb, veal, pig as well as beef. There are many stews, sauces and also sausages. Hams and partridges are also in abundance. Soups, vegetables and fish varieties can also be enjoyed to a great extent.
Classifications of the restaurants in Spain are done by the government. This is based on the different menus offered to tourists. Tapas are popular throughout Spain as well as sherry and Tinto.The most important thing is to consider whether you want a meat or sea food base so as to make appropriate selections. The different regions of Spain have different specialties and if you are lucky enough to visit several places, you will be able to sample the different things that the land has to offer.