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How many typical Spanish dishes do you know? #SpainQuiz

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Do you consider yourself a true #foodie of Spanish cuisine? At the end of this quiz you will have an idea of how much you know about some of the main dishes of Spanish gastronomy, not just paella, tortilla and Iberian ham. Identify the region of origin of these dishes, their main ingredients and even the name they are known by. Then challenge your friends and see who gets the best score!

9You must have tried this very typical Spanish dish at some point – stuffed peppers. There are many ways to prepare them, or rather, stuff them: with meat, fish, seafood or rice, for example. Do you know the province where stuffed peppers originated from?
Rice-stuffed peppers

Correct! Rice-stuffed peppers, a dish suitable for vegetarians, originates from the La Safor region (Valencia). This recipe combines one of the best products from the Valencian fields –peppers– with the quality rice from Albufera. The end result is the perfect combination for a light first course.

9“Marmita” is a very healthy, highly nutritious and tasty stew with a base of tuna, potato, onion and peppers. Do you know in which Spanish coastal region this is a typical dish?
Marmitako

Correct! The fishermen in the Cantabrian Sea were the first to cook “marmita” on their boats after a long day’s fishing. The dish is also known as “marmitako” (Basque) and “sorropotún” (Asturias).

9There is a real ritual surrounding this vegetable, and it has unforgettable parties and gastronomic fairs in its honour. It is best enjoyed grilled, and it is recommended to put on an apron and get your hands dirty. Which food are we talking about?

Correct! Calçots are a type of onion grown mainly in the provinces of Lleida and Tarragona. Between autumn and spring Catalonia holds fun “calçotades” (calçot parties) and many restaurants dedicate a section of their menu to them. Calçots are another healthy, natural food from Mediterranean cuisine that delight even the most demanding.

9Eggs a la flamenca is an example of an adaptable Spanish dish that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Do you know in which city it is most typical?
Eggs a la flamenca

Correct! It is one of the most popular dishes in Seville bars and is also commonly ordered as a main dish or as a larger tapas portion. One of its best secrets is that any type of vegetable can be added to the mix (peas, green beans, onion, asparagus, pepper, habas beans, potato, artichoke, courgette, etc.), hence its colourful, happy flamenco style.

9One of the specialities from Asturias, in addition to fabada, is “cachopo”. This is a beautiful fine cut fillet that is traditionally filled with ham and cheese, and the meat is...
Cachopo

Correct! Despite more creative recent interpretations stuffed with asparagus, mushrooms and peppers, the original recipe remains a must-try. It contains a high quality veal fillet that is cut open like a book.

9Although there are different recipes, the island of Menorca (Balearic Islands) is the birthplace of the most select contemporary version of an exquisite dish: the “caldereta”. Do you know what the star ingredient is in this stew?

Correct! Caldereta, named after the earthenware dish it is made in, is a dish traditionally cooked with the catch of the day by fishermen. The incorporation of lobster is fairly recent and the combination with a nice stir-fry of other local products (onions, peppers, tomatoes, Balearic olive oil, salt, almonds, etc.) is the essence of this real symbol of Menorcan cuisine. It is worth taking time to try it.

9This is a truly polemic dish because half of Spaniards love it and half hate it. We are referring to snails in sauce, a very popular dish in Catalonia and...
Snails in sauce

Correct! Snails are rich in protein and minerals such as potassium and magnesium, not to mention their low calorie count. They go well with a vast array of sauces and dressings from a base of ham, chorizo, nuts, mushrooms, etc. which add a surprisingly intense flavour. Spain also exports snails to other European countries.

9Potatoes are so common in Spanish gastronomy that you can find them in any number of dishes and prepared in all sorts of ways (fried, boiled, baked, grilled, etc.) A good example is the unique “patatas a la importancia”, but do you know where in Spain they are most typical?
Patatas a la importancia - a potato dish

Correct! Despite its simplicity, “patatas a la importancia” is a symbol of Spanish cuisine. The name is full of irony but it also highlights the importance of potatoes in Spanish kitchens. 

9As you know, it is possible to follow any diet in Spain because of the wide variety of food that can be found in its cuisine. What is the main vegetable of the Navarre dish that is shown in the image?
Typical Navarre dish

Correct! Artichokes with clams is one of the specialities of Navarre cuisine, mainly because this Spanish region cultivates one of the best varieties of this healthy vegetable.

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