The culi­nary spe­cial­ties of Spain

Taste & Flavors - - GREAT ESCAPE SPAIN -

“Of course, I will begin with paella, a dish of saf­fron rice with seafood, of­ten with chicken and chorizo mixed in. The most typ­i­cal place to eat paella is Va­len­cia, but the en­tire eastern coast is good for this dish. Sec­ond, I will choose co­cido­madrileño, a chick­pea stew with meat and veg­eta­bles, and of course Madrid is the place to eat it. The third dish is the Span­ish omelet, made of eggs with pota­toes and onions; you can eat this dish in any place in Spain. For the fourth dish I rec­om­mend ba­calaoalpil pil [salt cod with gar­lic and hot pep­per sauce]. This is per­haps the main spe­cialty in the Basque cui­sine and one of my fa­vorites. With re­gards to restau­rants, I think the best way to find a good one is al­ways to ask on the street. The Span­ish peo­ple do not cheat, they will im­me­di­ately tell you which is the best restau­rant in any town." “Barcelona is the most popular des­ti­na­tion for the Le­banese vis­it­ing Spain,” con­tin­ues Echevar­ria. “Prob­a­bly be­cause it is a Mediter­ranean city, with a lot of light, won­der­ful ar­chi­tec­ture, plenty of de­sign… - all the things that I know the Le­banese peo­ple like a lot. If I were you, I would try fish all the time, won­der­ful paella,es­queisada [cod salad], Cata­lan cream…...”

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