Five things you probably didn’t know about Spanish paella

Five things you probably didn’t know about Spanish paella

As today is world paella day, we’ve put together some surprising facts about Spanish paellas that you probably didn’t know before.  

‘I pay €15 for a few potatoes’: What it’s like being a vegetarian in Spain?

‘I pay €15 for a few potatoes’: What it’s like being a vegetarian in Spain?

12 tricks some bars and restaurants in Spain use to overcharge you (and how to avoid them)
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12 tricks some bars and restaurants in Spain use to overcharge you (and how to avoid them)

Eleven things to never do while dining in Spain
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Eleven things to never do while dining in Spain

Daily dilemmas: Sangría or tinto de verano for the perfect Spanish summer drink?

Daily dilemmas: Sangría or tinto de verano for the perfect Spanish summer drink?

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits

The best Spanish food and drink to keep you cool during the summer heat

The best Spanish food and drink to keep you cool during the summer heat

Eat like a Spaniard: Ten tips to kick-start your Mediterranean diet

Eat like a Spaniard: Ten tips to kick-start your Mediterranean diet

The one speciality dish you need to try from each of Spain’s regions

The one speciality dish you need to try from each of Spain’s regions

Nine Spanish foody expressions that don’t mean what you think

Nine Spanish foody expressions that don’t mean what you think

Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die

Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

Why do Spaniards find it ‘shameful’ to eat the last bite?
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Why do Spaniards find it ‘shameful’ to eat the last bite?

RANKED: The cheapest supermarket in your province in Spain 

RANKED: The cheapest supermarket in your province in Spain 

Why Spain’s luxury ham makers are feeling the pandemic’s pinch

Why Spain’s luxury ham makers are feeling the pandemic’s pinch

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain
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18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain

Recipe: How to make, eat and enjoy calçots

Recipe: How to make, eat and enjoy calçots

Recipe: How to make Spain’s classic croquetas de jamón

Recipe: How to make Spain’s classic croquetas de jamón

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain

Ten traditional delights that make a real Spanish Christmas feast

Ten traditional delights that make a real Spanish Christmas feast

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas
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The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas

Where to source British traditional fare in Spain at Christmas

Where to source British traditional fare in Spain at Christmas

RECIPE: How to make a hearty Cocido Madrileño

RECIPE: How to make a hearty Cocido Madrileño

Panellets: How to make the traditional Catalan Halloween treat

Panellets: How to make the traditional Catalan Halloween treat

MAP: How well do you know your Spanish cheeses?

MAP: How well do you know your Spanish cheeses?

‘Struggling to keep our dream alive’: Madrid’s expat restaurant owners in a battle to survive

‘Struggling to keep our dream alive’: Madrid’s expat restaurant owners in a battle to survive

10 best Spanish tapas to enjoy as autumn sets in

10 best Spanish tapas to enjoy as autumn sets in

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Sobremesa’

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Sobremesa’

Gazpacho: How the Spanish classic is set to conquer the world

Gazpacho: How the Spanish classic is set to conquer the world

What to order at a restaurant in each region in Spain
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What to order at a restaurant in each region in Spain

Where, when and how to drink coffee like a Spaniard

Where, when and how to drink coffee like a Spaniard

Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas

Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas

OPINION: How I found my foodie tribe in Galicia
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OPINION: How I found my foodie tribe in Galicia

Eight steps to dining out like a local in Spain

Eight steps to dining out like a local in Spain

The secrets of El Menú del Día: The surprising story behind Spain’s fixed-price lunch menu
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The secrets of El Menú del Día: The surprising story behind Spain’s fixed-price lunch menu

The stats that explain Spain’s love affair with tapas
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The stats that explain Spain’s love affair with tapas

Spain’s ‘drunken gummy bears’ on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

Spain’s ‘drunken gummy bears’ on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

REVEALED: the best cheeses in Spain in 2019

REVEALED: the best cheeses in Spain in 2019

Why wine lovers should make the Spanish city of Teruel their next destination

Why wine lovers should make the Spanish city of Teruel their next destination

Recipe: How to make fabada – traditional Asturian bean stew

Recipe: How to make fabada – traditional Asturian bean stew

MAP: The unsanitary Madrid restaurants and bars you shouldn’t eat at

MAP: The unsanitary Madrid restaurants and bars you shouldn’t eat at

Quiz: How well do you know your Spanish food?

Quiz: How well do you know your Spanish food?

72-year-old third fatality in Spanish listeria outbreak

72-year-old third fatality in Spanish listeria outbreak

Seville woman becomes first victim in listeria outbreak blamed on meatloaf

Seville woman becomes first victim in listeria outbreak blamed on meatloaf

12 restaurants in Spain you need to dine in least once in your life

12 restaurants in Spain you need to dine in least once in your life

Shopping in Spain: How to pick a perfect melon

Shopping in Spain: How to pick a perfect melon

Spain loves gazpacho so much, someone just invented a beer that tastes like tomatoes

Spain loves gazpacho so much, someone just invented a beer that tastes like tomatoes

Daily dilemmas: Is Spanish tortilla better with onions or without?

Daily dilemmas: Is Spanish tortilla better with onions or without?

Five traditional tipples you will only find in Spain

Five traditional tipples you will only find in Spain

Spanish police arrest Dutchman wanted over Europe-wide horsemeat scandal

Spanish police arrest Dutchman wanted over Europe-wide horsemeat scandal

Gazpacho: How this traditional Spanish tomato dish could help fight cancer

Gazpacho: How this traditional Spanish tomato dish could help fight cancer

Why is Spain cracking down on Spaniards cooking meals for tourists?
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Why is Spain cracking down on Spaniards cooking meals for tourists?

Recipe: How to make Spain’s summer classic gazpacho

Recipe: How to make Spain’s summer classic gazpacho

Champions League Final: What to eat in Madrid when you have a hangover

Champions League Final: What to eat in Madrid when you have a hangover

Spain shudders over Benidorm’s Full English Breakfast pizza

Spain shudders over Benidorm’s Full English Breakfast pizza

Woman on trial in Catalonia for attempting to murder husband with ‘natillas’

Woman on trial in Catalonia for attempting to murder husband with ‘natillas’

Say CHEESE! These are the 15 best Spanish quesos

Say CHEESE! These are the 15 best Spanish quesos

‘Bring your own Tupperware’: Carrefour tells shoppers in fight against plastic

‘Bring your own Tupperware’: Carrefour tells shoppers in fight against plastic

VIDEO: 12 unique things about shopping in a Spanish supermarket

VIDEO: 12 unique things about shopping in a Spanish supermarket

This is officially the best croqueta in the world

This is officially the best croqueta in the world

Meet the Spaniard making morcilla with his very own blood!

Meet the Spaniard making morcilla with his very own blood!

INTERVIEW: From homeless heroin addict to Basque Culinary World Prize winner

INTERVIEW: From homeless heroin addict to Basque Culinary World Prize winner

‘Wars have been started over less’: Spain reacts brilliantly to UK supermarket’s cheesy churros

‘Wars have been started over less’: Spain reacts brilliantly to UK supermarket’s cheesy churros

Why a Christmas drinks advert has all of Spain sobbing

Why a Christmas drinks advert has all of Spain sobbing

Top ten Madrid bars serving free tapas, one for each barrio

Top ten Madrid bars serving free tapas, one for each barrio

Ferran Adrià: World’s top chef doesn’t want to go back into the kitchen

Ferran Adrià: World’s top chef doesn’t want to go back into the kitchen

Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot

Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot

Chef Ferran Adrià to reopen Spain’s El Bulli as food lab in 2019

Chef Ferran Adrià to reopen Spain’s El Bulli as food lab in 2019

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

Dodgy mussels blamed for norovirus outbreak in Spain

Dodgy mussels blamed for norovirus outbreak in Spain

WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

Eight of the very best Instagram accounts to follow in Spain

Eight of the very best Instagram accounts to follow in Spain

Spain’s festive cake brings promise of big prizes

Spain’s festive cake brings promise of big prizes

Spain adds two new three Michelin star restaurants

Spain adds two new three Michelin star restaurants

These are 2017’s 10 best fine dining restaurants in Spain

These are 2017’s 10 best fine dining restaurants in Spain

Cooking with a conscience: Colombian chef wins top culinary prize

Cooking with a conscience: Colombian chef wins top culinary prize

Spanish police smash Europe-wide dodgy horsemeat racket

Spanish police smash Europe-wide dodgy horsemeat racket

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try

10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try

‘I didn’t consider anywhere else’: studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris
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‘I didn’t consider anywhere else’: studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

KitKat pizzas hit Spain for Valentine’s Day and these pictures show the death of love

KitKat pizzas hit Spain for Valentine’s Day and these pictures show the death of love

Europe feels pinch as Spain’s vegetable fields suffer

Europe feels pinch as Spain’s vegetable fields suffer

Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round

Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round

A renegade tortilla recipe hit the internet and Spaniards aren’t having it

A renegade tortilla recipe hit the internet and Spaniards aren’t having it

Rain in Spain blamed for supermarket veg rations in UK

Rain in Spain blamed for supermarket veg rations in UK

How the rain in Spain could thwart your New Year diet plan

How the rain in Spain could thwart your New Year diet plan

Seven tasty traditional dishes to devour at Christmas in Spain

Seven tasty traditional dishes to devour at Christmas in Spain

Saffron, rural Spain’s crisis-beating spice

Saffron, rural Spain’s crisis-beating spice

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

Iconic Café Comercial in Madrid to reopen after revamp

Iconic Café Comercial in Madrid to reopen after revamp

Spain wakes up to ‘hipster’ craze with its first cereal café

Spain wakes up to ‘hipster’ craze with its first cereal café

Spain knocked off top spot for world’s best restaurant

Spain knocked off top spot for world’s best restaurant

You’ll never guess which beer was just crowned Spain’s best

You’ll never guess which beer was just crowned Spain’s best

Spain demands Unesco protection for famous snack

Spain demands Unesco protection for famous snack

Thirteen mouthwateringly delicious reasons to be a vegetarian in Spain

Thirteen mouthwateringly delicious reasons to be a vegetarian in Spain

Tesco to bring British tea and biscuits to Spanish stores

Tesco to bring British tea and biscuits to Spanish stores

Recipe: Pisto Manchego – a Spanish veggie delight

Recipe: Pisto Manchego – a Spanish veggie delight

Junk food ‘not so bad’ when eaten with Mediterranean diet

Junk food ‘not so bad’ when eaten with Mediterranean diet

It’s official: world’s best (and priciest) ham is from Spain

It’s official: world’s best (and priciest) ham is from Spain

Spain’s salad growers demand end to exploitation

Spain’s salad growers demand end to exploitation

Prisoners outraged at mouse poo served in breakfast rolls

Prisoners outraged at mouse poo served in breakfast rolls

‘The best foodie places are around Madrid’s back streets’

‘The best foodie places are around Madrid’s back streets’

Paella: Six reasons you have probably been doing it wrong

Paella: Six reasons you have probably been doing it wrong

Wanted: 300 Spanish chefs sought for Italian restaurants… in Britain

Wanted: 300 Spanish chefs sought for Italian restaurants… in Britain

Michelin star chefs design gourmet Christmas feast for soup kitchens

Michelin star chefs design gourmet Christmas feast for soup kitchens

Shhh! Campaigners try to silence noisy Spanish restaurant diners

Shhh! Campaigners try to silence noisy Spanish restaurant diners

The latest must-have item for rich Europeans? Olive trees from Spain

The latest must-have item for rich Europeans? Olive trees from Spain

Six unmissable dishes from Toledo, Spain’s 2016 Capital of Gastronomy

Six unmissable dishes from Toledo, Spain’s 2016 Capital of Gastronomy

Battle of the fizz: Cava takes on champagne

Battle of the fizz: Cava takes on champagne

Gazpacho: Spaniards are going crazy for cold soup

Gazpacho: Spaniards are going crazy for cold soup

Spanish chef dumps Trump over racist slurs

Spanish chef dumps Trump over racist slurs

Ibiza opens exclusive whimsical dining club

Ibiza opens exclusive whimsical dining club

Spaniards are not as healthy as they think

Spaniards are not as healthy as they think

The ten best places for foodies in Barcelona

The ten best places for foodies in Barcelona

Basque restaurant is numero uno in Europe

Basque restaurant is numero uno in Europe

Chef saves life of man choking on a sausage

Chef saves life of man choking on a sausage

From farm to plate – how safe is your food?

From farm to plate – how safe is your food?

Ten delicious dishes for Easter in Spain

Ten delicious dishes for Easter in Spain

Ten ‘ham’-azing things you really need to know

Ten ‘ham’-azing things you really need to know

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Snack goes gourmet in tapas revolution

No thanks: Spanish chef snubs Michelin star

No thanks: Spanish chef snubs Michelin star

Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die

Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die

Revealed: the cost of expat food in Spain

Revealed: the cost of expat food in Spain

The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

Crisis-hit Spaniards seek seaweed riches

Crisis-hit Spaniards seek seaweed riches

Made in Spain: ice cream that changes colour

Made in Spain: ice cream that changes colour

Majorca ‘sex contests’ not police matter: Spain

Majorca ‘sex contests’ not police matter: Spain

Police bust ‘magic mushroom cake’ chefs

Police bust ‘magic mushroom cake’ chefs

‘Wikipaella’ declares war on ‘crimes against rice’

‘Wikipaella’ declares war on ‘crimes against rice’

McDonald’s bets on Spain’s late breakfasts

McDonald’s bets on Spain’s late breakfasts

Free water and bread queues sign of the times

Free water and bread queues sign of the times

Spain’s top chef to launch R+D restaurant

Spain’s top chef to launch R+D restaurant

Spanish ham slicer slashes Guinness record

Spanish ham slicer slashes Guinness record

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize

France awards Spanish chef honorary doctorate

France awards Spanish chef honorary doctorate

Homemade Spanish food hits Hollywood

Homemade Spanish food hits Hollywood

Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 2)

Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 2)

‘Queen of Spanish Tapas’ Penelope Casas dies

‘Queen of Spanish Tapas’ Penelope Casas dies

Spanish barman wins world cocktail ‘Oscar’

Spanish barman wins world cocktail ‘Oscar’

Spain revives plans to outlaw oil ‘drizzlers’

Spain revives plans to outlaw oil ‘drizzlers’

MPs feast on bargain prices at Parliament café

MPs feast on bargain prices at Parliament café

‘If you’re going to open a café, personalize it!’

‘If you’re going to open a café, personalize it!’

Catalan clubbers swap food for fiestas

Catalan clubbers swap food for fiestas

Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants

Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants

White wine topples tinto in Spain

White wine topples tinto in Spain

Spain’s top restaurateurs look to mother’s cooking

Spain’s top restaurateurs look to mother’s cooking

Hamburgers bump pizza from fast food top spot

Hamburgers bump pizza from fast food top spot