What biryani is to the Indian palette, Paella is to the Spanish. If you are at a Spanish household to beat the summer heat, be sure to try Gazpacho, or cold tomato soup. Heard of Tapas? Dura says it's a typically Spanish thing. "Tapas are basically small portions of different food (many of them fried with olive oil) that we share. Anywhere you go in Spain, you will find olive oil. That's the base of our cuisine."
Meals in a Spanish household vary.
T he main aspects of Spanish cuisine are legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables. Fish, dairy products like cheese and yogurt and meat products are moderately consumed. The most well-known Spanish dish, however, is the Tortilla de patatas (a Spanish omelette with potatoes and onion), found at any Spanish restaurant in or outside Spain. "It's quite tricky to master," says Dario Dura, country manager of Metalcam technologies Pvt ltd. Dura, who hails from Barcelona, has been in Bangalore for the last year and a half.