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Alora asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

What is Spain's traditional food?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine. In particular, three main divisions are easily identified:

    Mediterranean Spain – all such coastal regions, from Catalonia to Andalusia: heavy use of seafood, such as pescaíto frito. Several cold soups like gazpacho and also many rice-based dishes like paella and arroz *****.

    Inner Spain – Castile and Madrid: hot, thick soups such as the bread and garlic-based Castilian soup, along with substantious stews such as cocido madrileño. Food is traditionally conserved by salting, like Spanish ham, or immersed in olive oil, like Manchego cheese.

    Atlantic Spain – the whole Northern coast, from Galicia to Navarre: vegetable and fish-based stews like pote gallego and marmitako. Also, the lightly cured lacón ham.

  • 5 years ago


    Source(s): Delicious Paleo Recipe Guide -
  • demarc
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Main Food In Spain

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cured meats,seafood,eggs,cheese and olives are what they mostly eat in Spain. There are many traditional foods, but the above ingredients are the most common.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My mom is Spanish, and so I've learned and eaten alot of spain culture. Paella is one of the typical dishes, its rice with seafoood in it. My spanish Grandmother makes croquetas, which are my absolute favourite! Its almost like a fried nuget, and it typically has chicken in it.

    Those are just some of the many amazing foods Spain has to offer that I have been able to enjoy. =)

  • 1 decade ago

    many cured hams (serrrano, jabugo) are highly prized and excellent quality. Also chorizo sausages, lomo (smoked/cured pork loin), shellfish a la plancha (griddled and served on a wooden platter). Fresh tiny broad beans in season, sauteed with ham (habas al jamon) A popular flavouring is pimenton, a smoked paprika, available in small tins -- dulce (sweet) or picante (hot). For dessert, Crema Catalana (like creme brulee).

    Source(s): my own experience of eating in Spain.
  • mark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


    Small plates of many different things.

  • 1 decade ago

    pealla is spin,s national dish.

  • 1 decade ago

    paella... and seafood, and tapas dishes..( small plates)

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