Food Culture In Spain

Food Culture In Spain

by F. Medina
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313328196

ISBN-13: 9780313328190

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Spanish food culture has evolved around strong regional cuisines and representative elements. This volume offers an overview of Spanish food and eating habits, taking into account a long and complex history, plus distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic characteristics. Spain's location at the crossroads of Europe and North

Overview

Spanish food culture has evolved around strong regional cuisines and representative elements. This volume offers an overview of Spanish food and eating habits, taking into account a long and complex history, plus distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic characteristics. Spain's location at the crossroads of Europe and North Africa has made it a gastronomic melting pot, with Arab influences and New World ingredients particularly noted. Readers will learn about the unique food culture in each region and how food practices and dishes in the Iberian Peninsula have developed over the centuries. Typical dishes and drinks, especially the Spanish wines, are described in context, with many accompanying recipes.

Gastronomy in Spain has always been of utmost importance. Recently, the new Spanish gastronomy has taken center stage with internationally recognized chefs. Spaniards are shown to be extremely social eaters and drinkers who like to eat out. The everyday routine of eating out, such as at work and school, is clarified as well. Home cooking and the Spanish kitchen get special attention. Finally, although Spanish food has always been associated with the highly touted Mediterranean diet, health concerns about current eating trends are discussed. A timeline, a chronology, and illustrations round out the coverage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328190
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Food Culture around the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Timeline

Historical Overview

Major Foods and Ingredients

Cooking

Typical Meals and Cuisine by Region

Eating Out

Special Occasions: Holidays, Celebrations and Religious Rituals

Diet and Health

Glossary

Resource Guide

Bibliography

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