Known as the second largest country of the EU, a top tourist destination, with sprawling beaches and vineyards, magnificent medieval and modern day architecture, the country of Spain, which is situated in the south-western region of Europe has had a rich history, in order to become what it is today. The Spanish colonization of Latin American countries left a lasting impact on their culture, and today as these countries are developing at a commendable rate, Spanish has gained the status of being one of the top 5 business languages of the world.
The Spanish cuisine is heavily influenced by its 17 autonomous regions which came together during the country’s unification in the 15th Century. The diversity in cuisine is also the result of its geographic location, climate and the various invasions by Romans, Moors, and Phoenicians, which brought along with them newer additions to Spain’s gastronomy.
According to the Olive Oil Times, Spain retained its position as the largest olive oil producer of the world, in 2014, despite having a bad harvest. It is one of the few countries that produce Saffron, which is considered to be the costliest of spices. Here are a few of the popular Spanish cuisines found mainly in the respective regions :-
There are many more foods which aren’t mentioned on this list. Be it for a business trip, or a vacation, the next time you happen to visit Spain, you know what kind of food will satiate your appetite!
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