There are a vast range of Spanish dishes and the thing they have in common is that they are simple, unpretentious and use beautifully seasoned ingredients. Some traditional ingredients include olive oil, Spanish rice, Paprika, polenta, saffron, hams and chorizo. Chorizo has become very popular in recent years through the introduction of this ingredient in cooking shows etc.
There are literally thousands of recipes and flavours to experience and these have developed over time depending on geography, culture and climate. Some legendary recipes include Paella (rice), tortilla de patatas (potato omelettes), sangria, churros (deep fried doughnuts often served with a chocolate sauce), Jamon, Gazpacho and Serrano (cured hams).