Welcome to The Spanish Deli. Check out our online shop for a massive selection of the Spanish delicacies from all over Spain. Visit our blog for information on the different cuisines of Spain, Spanish recipe ideas and of course information on how to cut the pride of Spain Jamon Serrano (Spanish Ham).
The Spanish Deli
Spanish cooking is as much about the quality of the ingredients as it is about the final dish. Spain has many different geographical regions from the mountainous region of the Pyrenees, the lush green regions of the northern coast, the central plateau with the capital city of Madrid, one of the highest capitals in Europe, and the miles and miles of coastline. Because of this every area produces different products that influence the cooking in different ways.
Famous Spanish Cooking
When people think of Spain they automatically think of a Seafood Paella. However, traditional Paella, which comes from the foot of the mountains surrounding Valencia, consists of Chicken, Pork and Rabbit. Some regions of Spain have been customizing Paella using the ocean they have on their door step to make what people are usually served up on their holidays. Other fantastic products include Spanish Ham (Jamon Serrano), Spanish Omelette (Tortilla) and Cured Sausages.
Eating habits in Spain change dramatically depending on the region. It is typical to have the main meal in the middle of the day, to have a small meal in the evening and to graze in-between on Tapas. Tapas, which are basically small plates of food, are served differently depending on the area. In the Basque Country and Navarra they have pincho bars where a slice of bread is served with a topping held on by a wooden stick through the top. You are normally charged by the number of sticks you have at the end of the evening. In
the Andalusia and Leon regions tapas typically are free with a beer. You order a small beer and it comes with a small plate of stew and when you order another beer the waiter may give you some prawns. That means you get to the end of your holiday and you haven’t paid for food once. Normally a tapas is just a small plate of something that you would eat if you were a bit hungry between meals.
Spain has more vineyards than any other country in Europe and the types of wines vary massively from region to region. Probably the 3 most famous areas for wine are Rioja, San Sadurni d’anoia, a town in Catalonia that can boast over 80 different Cava producers, and Jerez the birthplace of Sherry or Vino de Jerez in Spanish.
When people visit Spain they are never short of food and drink to experience.
Spanish Ham, Stands and Knifes
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Spanish Olives, Oils and Vinegars
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Spanish Paella, Desserts and much more
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