. . . the country that introduced Europe to potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and beans
Everyone has their image of Spain whether it be the Costas of package holiday fame, Majorca holidays, the beauty of the northern Basque region or the wonders of cities like Madrid and Barcleona. The image of the mythical Don Quixote tilting at his windmills . . .
Whatever image thoughts of Spain conjures up, it is a wonderfully exciting country to visit and take the time to get to know the real Spain. Rich in history and rich in cultural influences, such as Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginian, Roman and Moors, Spanish cuisine features many very different kinds of dishes as a result of the differences in geography, culture and climate . . . and do not forget that it was the Spanish who brought potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and beans from the New World.
Each region of Spain has something different to offer the traveler and enthusiastic cook. Each region has its own dishes but common to most of Spain are Tapas, Tortillas, Cocido, Sopa de Ajo, Gazpacho . . . if you have never been then you are missing out.