Add some flavour to your holidays and come to Spain
A Mediterranean diet, tapas, Iberian ham, tortilla de patatas, olive oil, Rioja wine, and more. It's Spain, it's flavour and you can have it all during your trip.
Sharing is life, so live! Did you know that the Mediterranean diet is part of the World Heritage? In addition to being healthy it is recognised for the lifestyle it signifies. The Mediterranean diet means eating together, respecting the land, and the biodiversity and preservation involved in traditional activities regarding agriculture and fishing. In short, it is life and we love sharing it. Distinctive food products Iberian ham is one of the most popular Spanish products among tourists. In fact, many bring some back home with them. We recommend eating it recently cut. It is intensely flavourful, with an intriguing smell, and it always leaves you wanting more. Extra virgin olive oil is the essence of the Mediterranean diet and a healthy condiment that perfectly accompanies any dish. You will find it in almost all Spanish recipes, but to properly taste it we recommend taking part in a tasting or having it on toast for breakfast. Spanish wine, particularly Rioja, is increasingly garnering international fame. We recommend letting the locals guide you or consulting the Wine Tours of Spain. Food is a celebration Mainly because it is something that we enjoy. Will you join in? In Spain, celebrations around food are quite common. From those related to the harvest (in the months of September and October) to those around the world of vegetables (most common in spring); there are also those that are a spectacle of nature such as the Cherry Celebration in the Jerte Valley (around March and April), rooted in tradition such as the slaughter (in the colder months) or related to seafood and fishing. Furthermore, the most popular dishes are usually found at all celebrations. We're talking ‘haute cuisine’ Later, ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ from the Roca brothers was named the best restaurant in the world according to the prestigious ‘Restaurant Magazine’ in 2013 and 2015. Meanwhile, Jordi Roca was awarded as the best pastry chef in 2015. Discover other stars of Spanish cuisine in the 'Haute Cuisine in Spain' report. Are you a foodie? What is a foodie? A fan of cooking, its dishes and, above all, eating them; enjoying them and sharing them (and we don't mean only on social networks). If you are, fill your wall with tapas to get more followers by photographing the latest creation of one of the great Spanish chefs or share the bustle and life of a market. If you are not a foodie, we are warning you - Spain will turn you into one.