Spanish food is famous all over the world. It’s healthy and delicious. Traditional meals like “paella”, “tortilla de patatas” or “gazpacho” are the most popular for tourists but there is much more. We can find a huge variety of products, from the first quality meat and milk of the northern regions to the fresh vegetables and fruits of the southern and Mediterranean regions.
What is the secret of delicious Spanish food?
1) The south of Spain has a high olive oil production that is used in all the country for cooking. Olive oil is the main ingredient of Spanish recipes, it gives a lot of taste and also it is very healthy. Epidemiological studies suggest that olive oil reduces coronary heart disease risk, improves cholesterol regulation, and has other anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive effects.
2) Legumes, fruits and vegetables are also produced in the south of Spain with more than 2.800 hours of sun every year. They are the base of many typical dishes in Spain;
3) Fresh and natural dairy products, that’s the specialty of the northern regions. First quality milk is produced from their traditional pastures.
4) Meat, fish and wine. You can find Spanish wine in the best restaurants all over the world. White wine is a perfect combination with fresh Mediterranean fish and eating a good steak with a cup of red wine is one of the best pleasures of this world.
Here in Spain you will find every kind of products to eat healthy. In a restaurant you will be always served with a smile of the waiter or if you prefer to cook at home, soon I will start to publish some of the Spanish recipes.
I strongly recommend you to not be shy or scared and try all our gastronomic wealth.
Ah!! Of course, you shouldn’t leave Spain without trying Ali-oli sauce.