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SPAIN
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IN MOST HOLIDAY RESORTS, THE CUISINE TENDS TO BE
INTERNATIONAL. TO TASTE GOOD SPANISH COOKING YOU WILL HAVE
TO FIND RESTAURANTS FREQUENTED BY THE SPANIARDS THEMSELVES.

TYPICAL MEALS
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EVERY PROVINCE HAS THEIR OWN SPECIALITIES.
GALICIA
CALDO GALLEGO - A THICK VEGETABLE SOUP CONTAINING HAM OR
SAUSAGE.
VIEIRA - SCALLOPS COOKED IN BUTTER AND THEN BAKED IN THE
SHELL UNDER PIECES OF HAM AND ONIONS.
EMPANADA - THIS A FLAKY PASTRY NOT UNLIKE THE CORNISH
PASTRY, CONTAINING MEAT OR SEAFOOD AND EATEN EITHER HOT OR
COLD.

ASTURIAS
FABADA ASTURIANA - WHITE BEANS AND SAUSAGE HOTPOT.
MERLUZA A LA SIDRA - HAKE IN A CIDER SAUCE.

BASQUE COUNTRY
BACALAO AL PIL PIL - FRIED COD IN A HOT GARLIC SAUCE.
ANGULAS A LA BILBAINA - EELS COOKED AND SERVED IN A HOT
OLIVE OIL AND GARLIC SAUCE.

PYRENEES
GAME AND TROUT ARE VERY COMMON IN THE MOUNTAIN CUISINE.
CHILINDRON IS ONE OF THE SPECIALITIES AND IS A SAUCE
CONTAINING TOMATO, PEPPER, ONION, GARLIC, CHOPPED HAM AND
WINE SERVED WITH MEAT.

CATALONIA
ESQUEIXADA - A SALAD CONSISTING OF BEANS, PICKLED ONIONS,
TOMATOES AND COD.
ESCUDELLA - A CATALONIAN HOTPOT, A BROTH CONTAINING BEANS,
PASTA, PIECES OF SAUSAGE OR MEATLOAF.
ZARZUELA DE MARISCOS - SHELLFISH STEW.

LA MANCHA
TOJUNTO - RABBIT STEW.
PISTO MANCHEGO - VEGETABLE STEW, CONTAINING COURGETTES,
AUBERGINES AND TOMATOES.

EXTREMADURA
CHORIZO - SPICY PORK SAUSAGE.
CALDERETA - LAMB STEW.

ANDALUSIA
GAZPACHO - A CHILLED TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SOUP, CONTAINING
DICED FRESH VEGETABLES, CREAM, EGGS AND CROUTONS .
FRIED FISH.

THE LEVANTE
PAELLA - SAFFRON RICE, SERVED WITH MUSSELS, SHRIMP, SQUID,
RABBIT OR CHICKEN, PEPPERS, SAUSAGE, ONIONS, GARLIC, PEAS
AND BEANS AND TOMATOES.

CASTILE
COCHINILLO ASADO - ROASTED SUCKLING PIG
CORDERO ASADO - ROAST TENDER LAMB AND GARLIC.

NAVARRE
TRUCHA A LA NAVARRA - GRILLED TROUT STUFFED WITH HAM
SLICES.

DESSERT:
MANY OF THE SPANISH DESSERTS INCLUDE HONEY. THE FOLLOWING
ARE JUST SOME OF THE FAVOURITE DESSERTS:
YEMA - SWEET EGG YOLK AND SUGAR CONFECTION, TURRON -
NOUGAT, CREAM CAKES, FLAN - CARAMEL CUSTARD, FRESH FRUIT -
MELON, FIGS, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPES AND CHERRIES.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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WINES ARE PRODUCED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. TINTO IS A FULL
BODIED RED WINE, CLARETE A LIGHT RED WINE, BLANCO IS A
WHITE WINE AND LESS COMMON IS ROSADO A ROSE. ANOTHER
PRODUCT OF SOUTHERN SPAIN IS SHERRY. SANGRIA IS ONE OF THE
NATIONAL DRINKS, A MIXTURE OF RED WINE, LEMON AND ORANGE
JUICE, BRANDY, WATER AND SLICES OF FRUIT.
INTERNATIONAL SOFT DRINKS ARE ALSO READILY AVAILABLE.

POPULAR CITIES:
MADRID | BARCELONA | TENERIFE | VIGO | CORDOBA
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