- Galician cuisine
Compared to the wide variety of foods in the cuisines of
Franceand India, for example, Galician cuisine could be considered to be fairly simple. The potatois the main dish, first arriving in Spain from the Americasin the 1500s, and then grown first and foremost on the coasts of the Ría de Noia. In Galician cuisine, neither the cook or the recipe really matters; what is being served is the central part of the cuisine.
In Galicia, a wide variety of sea produce can be found in traditional dishes, due to the province's long shoreline and traditional fishing economy. Agriculture products such as potatoes,
maizeand wheatare also a staple in the Galician diet, along with dairy and meat products from animals such as cows, sheepand pigs; Galicia's grasses and shrubs are green year-round and are excellent for grazing.
Due to the history of a weak economy, little industry and overall a less than prominent position in Spanish politics and culture, the development of a Galician "haute cuisine" has been slowed until recently, with chefs such as
Toñi Vicentegaining national attention only since the 80's.
Polbo á feira
Empanada de berberechos
Lacón con grelos
Carne ao caldeiro
Tarta de Santiago
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