Food Influences and Origin

Paella Mista is mixed Paella. Most Spaniards would consider it’s a Valencian dish. Eaten in places like Alicante and Valencia It is regarded as Spanish national dish. It is influenced from both Roman and Arab cultures.

We sometimes if not often take the food we have available to us for granted. But because our website is a platform for advertising self-catering accommodation it is only fitting that we examine the various food available to our travelling guest.

With this in mind we have decided to look at food influences and trends of food in Spain. Of course tapas and Paella come to mind but first off let us look at the latter.

There is a few types of paella seafood paella (Spanish: paella de marisco), and mixed paella (Spanish: paella mixta), but there are many others as well. The Valencian paella is believed to be the original recipe and consists of white rice, green vegetables, meat (chicken and rabbit), beans and seasoning such as saffron, rosemary and occasionally lemon. Optional ingredients include artichoke, pepper and chicken liver. Seafood paella replaces meats with seafood and omits beans and green vegetables. Mixed paella is a free-style combination of land animals and Vegetables.



Tapas is next on my list. This food dish must be one Spain greatest additions to food range around the world.

Tapas Bars have popped up all over the world. It’s a collection of small dishes. Originally designed as a snack of appetizers. It is served both cold like olives and cheese of hot baby fried squid known as chopitos.

Originally designed to be a number of small servings of food. Which was intended to give people the opportunity to converse before service of the main course. But in time it became an unique way of eating with sophisticated recipes. Ideal for a quick meal if your staying in one of our partners self catering serviced apartments in Seville or Barcelona.

The invasion of the Roman brought the olive and cultivation methods and the Moors from North African brought the almond and other spices. Coupled with the fact Spain has a strong fishing tradition This has all added to the influence and trends to exquisite ranges and varieties of modern day charming tapas dishes.


Our next port of call is the ancient enchanting football loving city of Seville ( Spanish: Sevilla). There we have to get a taste of perscaito frito (local fired fish).

Triana is an area of Seville city centre where you can eat perscaito frito all day. Relax outdoors and order a platter of the dish for you and your friends But include a chilled glass of cold beer that’s what we done with our amigo Fernando from Ubrique which is in Cadiz and only an hour away. Our website has come great holiday homes and self catering accommodation there as well as Seville. When your sitting in a warm May day on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River you could be forgiven for feeling you were in Rome, Paris or even next to Charles River in Boston. A Saturday evening chilling with great food, cool beer and good company. Cheers.

Next I want to talk a natural cheese and a particular one Payoyo a distinguished locally produce Sheep and Goats cheese ( Queso) based in the hillside town of Villaluenga del Rosario which is located in Cadiz.

This cheese has been made here since 1997 and it is so popular it has gone to great lengths to protect its brand from inferior imitations.

They supply a number of products Goats and Sheep Milk Cheese a combination of both. Some natural Goat Milk Yogurt.

Our journey end here for now as we have each Ubrique the home of Fernando our Iberian Product manager due to his influence we have tremendous holiday home and self catering accommodation in Spain, Seville, Cadiz to Barcelona and down again to Marbella tasting all the magnificent foods on our journey.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *