Foods Of SpainPopular Foods in Spain - Learn more about the fascinating country of Spain with these fun and delicious recipes! Eating local delicacies and trying new flavors is part of travel and exploring new flavors as every travel is an essential part of the travel experience. Experiencing new flavors and local foods as part of your travels means having a better understanding of cultures, traditions, and lifestyles and also a greater understanding of local people. If you are considering a Spain vacation, then one of your must do activities would be to visit one of the many wonderful Spain restaurants. Local fresh vegetables such as artichoke and asparagus, local seafood such as cod and Spanish oysters are some of the gastronomic delights you can enjoy. There are also a great number of tapas bars which serve finger-foods and authentic Spanish meals. During peak meal times, the food tours are very popular, so check out local tapas bars as well. On Instagram, I have listed some of my favorite Spain foods on a photo collage for those who would like to see the photos while eating in Spain:Tapas is a traditional dish in Spain, where small pieces of food are placed on the silverware or in trays. You could eat tapas with chips and quesadillas, with rice, or with different meat dishes. A photo collage of my favorite Spanish dishes would look like this:Tapas was first originated centuries ago in the region of Galicia in Spain. It is a seafood soup dish made from small pieces of fish, shellfish, small pieces of meat and vegetable that is cooked in olive oil. The most popular varieties of tapas are Polenta and Pasta. Polenta is made by boiling raw fish and vegetables in red or green beans until they are soft and then puree it with olive oil. It can be served cold. Pasta is also one of the most famous foods of Spain. It is a dough of unleavened bread that is rolled out and then fried. Most restaurants of Spain to serve the local pizza in Spain. The pizza is named after the town ofPodestas in Spain where it originated. I am not sure how the pasta became so popular, but you could try it at home and see for yourself. The third on my list of most popular foods of Spain is the famous Madrid cheese. I have seen both normal and special Madrid cheeses. The best restaurants of Madrid offer a variety of Madrid cheeses. Madrid is a huge city so finding a good place to eat can be difficult. But do not worry because I have found the perfect local restaurant with a superb Madrid cheese. Fishing is a very important tradition in Spain and it is reflected in many foods. Salmon is a very popular food, as well as game fish such as prawns. Spanish wines are made from many different types of grapes, including black, Riesling, Sauvignon, Merlot, and other kinds. A great variety of wines are made from both seafood and meats. Some wines are even made from fruits. There are also regional specialities of wines. For example the "Barcelona wines" are made from an abundance of red and white grape varieties. One of my favorite Barcelona foods is the "Barcarole". I have seen "Barcaroles" being served at most of the famous tapas bars in Spain. Some tapas bars also serve other Spanish delicacies such as mosaics, rice, pastelades and other Barcelona foods. Snails and carne asada, a type of red meat stew, is a very tasty dish. The Spanish consume this red meat regularly. This is one of the most common dishes served in tapas bars. Carne asada is typically spiced with onions, garlic and chili powder. It can be served with or without rice. Often times in Barcelona, there is a place that specializes in classic Spanish dishes, which include carne asada. Olive oil is another very popular food in Spain. Not only is olive oil used for frying food, it is also used to cook Spanish rice. The rice is normally cooked with onions, bell pepper, garlic and salt. In some regions of Spain, especially the interior areas, rice is traditionally cooked with tomatoes. A very delicious snail tapa dish is made with shrimp, calamari, chicken and fresh tomatoes. Chicken or shrimp can be cooked with beans and onion or with vegetables. Sometimes the dish is made with rice or pasta. No matter what type of seafood is used, it is seasoned with olive oil. Chicken, shrimp, calamari and shrimp are very common seafood found in Spain.