The Spanish man likes, among other things, to eat good. This statement is demonstrated by the saying: 'Little water and ham till the mouth'. Besides the general meals of the day- breakfast, lunch and dinner- in Spain people use to eat 'la merienda', a snack in the afternoon which is taken in a bar or at home. 'Ir de tapas' is another typical Spanish thing which consists in taking little portions of food which can consist of: fish, ham, cheese, always accompanied by wine or beer.
In the evening, after having dinner, especially young people, go to bars and have some cups with their friends. They like spending all the night in the bars and then in the discos, until seven or eight o'clock in the evening. Adults always prefer to take dinner with friends in a restaurant
, especially at weekends, when they have more free time. All terraces are full during the warm seasons, until late at night. Spanish people enjoy talking in high voice and drinking a lot of beer and cups, which consist of whisky combined with some energetic drinks.
Moreover, Spanish people are the Europeans who eat a lot of fish, after Japan, the major consumer of fish in the world. The majority of Spanish fishermen are in the north- Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia and Catalonia- and in the south- Andalucia and Canarias. That is why, in the Spanish cuisine there are many dishes based on fish.
In what concerns the Spanish way of eating, we have to mention that Spanish people use to take dinner late at night, at 10 p.m. This is because they use to work until 8 or 9 in the evening, as they start working later in the morning and have a break of almost two hours at mid-day, for their siesta.
To conclude, we should say that it is worth tasting all the Spanish dishes and especially the ones based on fish, because they are delicious. And the most interesting of all is that, like in all countries, is that each reason has its special foods and ways how to serve them. Likewise, drinks are also different from one place to another, and are related to each region's customs and character.
What do Spanish people like to eat? written by Cristina Nuta for FamousWhy.com
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