Hello, friends! After a long time we are here with an interesting topic and it very important for you if you are learning the Spanish Language. Today I will tell you that how to say food in Spanish, as you know very well that food is very important for everyone to live. It gives us energy and good health. Friends! There are a most common thing which happens to everyone whenever you go to any hotel and restaurant. When you see the menu, you always search yummy and healthy food and after order, you wait for the order then eat the food with enjoyment. But if you are in another country or you want to eat something different like Spanish food etc, then you have to face many language problems to order the Spanish food. When you see the Spanish menu, your mind feels confused and thinks how to order Spanish food. As Spanish food is recognized as one of the top cuisines in the world, it would be impossible to list all the delicious foods from its rich food culture. Also, some traditional Spanish dishes and recipes date hundreds of years. Nowadays, food has become an integral part of Spain, representing its rich and tumultuous history, with each region of Spain. It is observed that each regional specialty in Spain is worth trying and many of the restaurants in Spain are known by the different regions they come from. In the main cities, the Spanish menu consists of croquettes, Tortilla Espanola, Gazpacho, Pisto, to name a few. Spaniards love the Spanish food, in fact typical Spaniard eats more food compared to anyone in USA, but they take their time eating, spreading their meals throughout the day, and walk between meals representing their affinity towards Spanish meals.
Breakfast in Spanish- el desayuno
The typical breakfast in Spanish includes strong coffee with hot, frothy milk, sweet rolls with jam or mild cheese, or simply Maria crackers dunked in hot milk. Few families prefer to buy sweet and lemony magdalenas from their neighborhood bakery or from the supermarket. In Spain, it is common practice to have breakfast at home, before dashing off to work or school. However, one can see some workers getting into the closest cafeteria at around 10 a.m. to enjoy a quick mid-morning coffee break. The traditional Spanish food consumed in breakfast is Tapas which is a little meal eaten well after breakfast or before lunch, which is also considered as large mid-afternoon meal. These are served in small plates, finger food which are served in warm or cold dishes and vary greatly from region to region and season to season. The Spaniards love Tapas so much that they have made a verb out of it and included it in a phrase – Vamos a tapear!, which implies “Let’s go eat tapas!”.
Lunch in Spanish- el almuerzo
Lunch in Spanish is called as La Comida and is also considered as the largest meal of the day. In Spain, Spaniards have a 2-3 hour break from work or school in order to enjoy their lunch and take a short nap, as the entire nation closes up shop from about 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. Taking a short nap is a tradition in Spain that goes back centuries, as most people worked in agriculture and air conditioning did not exist, it can be inferred why folks needed fuel from a large meal and rest from the hot Spanish sun before returning to outside farm work. Everyone in Spain enjoys this afternoon break, from school kids to shop workers and government officials. With most Spaniards still enjoying break and large meal, but the life in Spain is changing and in larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona, many people spend over an hour commuting to and from their work, making it difficult to go home for a meal and short nap. This has resulted in Spanish government employees in Madrid work for a standard eight hour a day shift with a one hour lunch break. Many large supermarket and retail chains in large cities don’t close for lunch anymore whereas most small shops still close to enjoy their meal and take a break before re-opening in the late afternoon. Many Spaniards love eggs and dairy foods, therefore one can find many desserts are made from fresh milk or cream. Hence, it is typical to see fresh fruit on the dessert menu and served with a soft cheese.
Dinner in Spanish- la cena
Dinner in Spanish is called as La Cena and mostly it includes fresh fruit or seafood, a portion of roast chicken or lamb with fried potatoes or rice. These portions are usually smaller and plates are simpler. Arroz Cubano is a simple and quick dish which is commonly eaten at dinner. It is a mound of white rice, topped with tomato sauce and a fried egg. Green salad and vegetable dish are considered as standard at lunch and dinner. Spaniards also like lighter dessert of fresh fruit or Spanish vanilla custard to have in dinner. Before seeing a movie, going to a club or show, the Spaniards with a group of friends prefer to meet and make rounds at their favorite tapas bars rather than sitting down for dinner at a restaurant. As the Spaniards are night owls, they usually eat dinner after 9 ó clock in the evening and go to bed at close to midnight. Most of the people prefer to Traditional Spanish food in their country where Spanish is the native language. I hope you will enjoy this learning, if you have any suggestions, you can answer us through the comment. We will try to provide more Spanish words as soon as possible and try to fulfill your requiremnet as soon as possible. Thank You.