filed in Geographical Eating Habits on Jul.23, 2010
Spanish have to work for long working days than any other European country so their eating habits also vary from other countries. Here we will describe Spanish eating habits Spanish eat 5 times in a day. The mostly meal times of Spanish are:
- Coffee break
- Afternoon snacks
Their day starts form breakfast that is called as desayuno and they like to go to bar for their breakfast. They take sips of hot chocolate and freshly baked churros. They also drink lots of black coffee. They are hungry again at 11 AM and like to eat fresh piece of bread or omelet. Lunch is also considered main meal of the day like many other countries and it is named as comida. They start their lunch with salad and then eat main meal that consists of fish meat. Dessert is also included in their lunch menu and they eat cheese or any other sweet.
Spanish go to café to drink coffee at 18 PM. Their dinner that is known as cena does not start before 22 PM. Spanish wine is mostly served with dinner meal. The most favorite drink of Spanish is aperitif is Sangria that is mostly used in warm day. This discussion is continuing regarding dinning etiquettes and table manners of Spanish.
- Keeping elbows off from dinning table is one of golden rules of Spanish.
- Also keep their hands visible while eating.
- Knives, forks and spoons are used to eat food.
- They don’t like to waist food.
- They often use piece of bread as cutlery.
- You cannot start eating as a guest till host does not.
- Their women prepare toast for males on dinning table.
Food and diet of Spanish consist on fruits, vegetables, poultry products, dairy products and fish. Fish is included several times in their dishes per week. If we talk about national dish of Spain, we cannot specify it for Spain is divided into 17 small communities that are different with respect to their culture, customs, languages and cuisines. As a general overview of Spain eating and food culture, paella is considered national dish of Spain internationally.