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While In Spain, Eat Like A Spaniard

Discussion in 'Camino Via de la Plata - The Silver Route' started by Tyson, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

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    Seems very few people care much about food taste on the road. Here I go. May be there are others like me

    Will start on Sevilla northward. Have been inspired by the novel Alchemist and the shepherd main character. If I can find locally (what Spanish shepherds eat with extended stays outdoors), I would like to try as cultural experiences. Besides, some do become very delicious dishes in the restaurants.

    I have visited Spain two times (not camino walks). I found extraordinary arrays of olives, cheeses and breads. My thoughts for lunches on the road? Will start with breads, olives and cheeses purchased locally and that will make energizing delicious lunches at for me.

    Now, will love to hear your research or experiences on what Spaniards eat on the road. Must be readily available LOCALLY in small towns and villages alone the way of VDLP. Plus, any town/region specialty food items not to be missed along the route
     
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    Hi Tyson,
    My rule of thumb is to look at what is growing, or feeding in the fields as I pass. Good chance that is what the locals eating in the evening. Some fantastic food and wine along the way, especially around the Douro river north of Salamanca.
    Enjoy your Camino,
    Sean,
    Dublin
     
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    Can't say I am great at knowing what the locals eat, but I like the food in Spain - well most of Europe really.

    I loved the selection of fish that always seemed to be available.
     
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    Are fishes fresh along VDLP? What wines did any of you tried and liked?
    How about different varieties of cheese, olives and bread you liked? Bocadillas?
     
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    Sorry @Tyson i had to delete the last post you put up due to copyright issues. About.com would just give me grief.

    If you want to post some text from other websites, it is best to link to them and tell others what the page is about, or paste here only a small snippet. Thanks
     
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    Appreciate it. I did not the policy. Will post my own organized items after I research.
     
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    Thanks, I just try to avoid future grief.
     
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    Here is what I gathered variety of cheese along VDLP in the regions of Andalusia, Extremadura and Castile/Leon. Any experiences you have, please share.

    I plan to make bocadilla or baguette sandwiches with these for packed lunched while walking from Sevilla to Salamanca
    In the neighboring region Castile/La Mancha has the most famous Spanish cheese - Manchego

    Andalusia: Alpujarras, Pedroches, Cabra Payoya, Zuheros
    Extremadura: La Serena, Ibores, Torta del Casar, Quesaílla, Acehúche, Siberia extremeña, Gata- Hurdes, la Vera
    Castile/Leon:zamorano, Valdeón, castellano, Burgos, Tiétar
     
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    I have not been on the Camino so I am providing information only from reading and cooking shows. Pimiento de Padron are a small pepper available from late May sometimes until as late as the beginning of November. They are a variety of small peppers fried in oil, sometimes stuffed with cheese. Not sure if this is just a tapas item. Saying goes "some padron peppers are hot and some are not." Not sure but recalling a similar saying in English.
    Also read about caldo gallego, a soup of greens, white beans, potatoes, and chorizo.
    Pulpos a la gallega, octopus seasoned with paprika is also another dish.
    These 3 dishes are from Galicia so I don't know if you will find them farther south.
    ¡Buen provecho!
     
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    I have walked the Camino Frances twice. The food is delicious. It depends on where you are in the country as to what will be served. The same is true with the wine. The national grapes of Spain are basically for red Tempranillo and Garnicha.
     
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