International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Spain: Recipes and Cuisine

Plaza market in Madrid, Spain

Image by Brian Solis

The cuisine of Spain is less well known than that of other Mediterranean countries, but Spanish cooking has the Mediterranean emphasis on fresh local ingredients, strong regional traditions and high quality artisanal products.

Seafood is abundant on the long coasts. Hearty cocido stews warm up cold winter nights on central plain. Rice dishes are popular around Valencia. Piquillo peppers flavor food in the Basque region.

Small dishes called tapas have become popular around the world. Famous Spanish food includes serrano ham, chorizo sausage, Manchego cheese and rioja wine.

Typical Spanish Dishes

Spanish Recipes

Try these recipes from Spain.


Puchero in the style of the Canary Islands

(Spanish meat and chickpea stew)


Gazpacho (Spanish chilled tomato-cucumber soup)

(Spanish chilled tomato-cucumber soup)


A pan of migas murcianas

(Portuguese, Spanish leftover bread dish)


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