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Top 10 Interesting Spanish Food Facts

Spanish cuisine is a melting pot of cultures, flavours and ingredients: Greek, Roman, Jewish and Moorish.

It has been enriched by the climate, geology and spectacular topography of the country which has encouraged a variety of regional food traditions known as Cocinas : Basque, Galician, Castilian, Andalusian, Catalan and others. Food in Spain has been shaped by the country’s complex history, as foreign occupations brought religious and cultural influencies that determined what people ate and still eat.

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Americas' Influences

It has continuously evolved with the arrival from the Americas of enriching foodstuffs including cocoa, potatoes, tomatoes, beans and peppers as well as with new ideas that came, in the 18th and 19th centuries, mostly from France.  Looking for an identity in the professional kitchen, in the last forty years, Spanish chefs have developed a creative and innovative alta cocina which has already influenced restaurant food all over the world.

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Spanish chefs have developed a creative and innovative alta cocina

Looking for an identity in the professional kitchen, in the last forty years, Spanish chefs have developed a creative and innovative alta cocina which has already influenced restaurant food all over the world.

Spanish creativity in the kitchen has contributed to an updating and improvement

Most importantly Spanish creativity in the kitchen has contributed to an updating and improvement of home and regional cooking as well as the offerings of modern tapas bars and local restaurants dotted all over Spain.

Recipe: Escalivada de pimientos, cebollas and  berenjenas  (Escalivada of peppers, onions and  aubergines) is a perfect combination of Old and New World foods.

Get the first book in English to trace the History of the Food of Spain

This is the first book in English to trace the History of the Food of Spain.
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