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Camino Food Options - A Most Important Topic

Robo

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Sorry this week's video is so long, but hey, this is such an important topic!

For new Pilgrims, this is a basic guide to all the eating options......

Here's a chance to share your own food tips. Maybe those with different experiences could share tips on food shopping for communal cooking, food options for Vegetarians, and I'm sure 101 other 'vital' matters regarding food :)

 
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I really enjoyed your video and details within. I have begun a list of common food words and especially how to order fried eggs, bacon, and toast as I too love breakfast!
 

MCathleen

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Nice video, Rob! My comments:

There were also plenty of markets or grocery stores along the Del Norte and Primitivo as well.

BUT! Be aware of holidays, when even grocery stores may be closed. I almost ran out of food on the more remote Camino Primitivo when I overlooked the fact that just about everything shuts down for All Saints Day!

Yes…those memorable Camino meals…I wrote about my most memorable Camino meal here:

 

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Nice video, Rob! My comments:

There were also plenty of markets or grocery stores along the Del Norte and Primitivo as well.

BUT! Be aware of holidays, when even grocery stores may be closed. I almost ran out of food on the more remote Camino Primitivo when I overlooked the fact that just about everything shuts down for All Saints Day!

Yes…those memorable Camino meals…I wrote about my most memorable Camino meal here:


Very good point on holidays and closing times!
 

Robo

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I really enjoyed your video and details within. I have begun a list of common food words and especially how to order fried eggs, bacon, and toast as I too love breakfast!


I had a handful of Spanish lessons a few years ago.
Sadly my Spanish Teacher Jose died of Covid in Madrid earlier this year.
Lovely guy :(

On my phone I have my Camino spreadsheet. With tabs for everything!

Here is part of the Language tab, that focusses on Food.
Some is phonetically spelt to help me with pronunciation.

I'm sure other can add more or correct any errors they spot in my list.

Raciones - Big Tapas for sharing
Platos Combinades - Fast Food One Plate Combined
Primeros - 1st Main Course
Segundas - 2nd Main Course
Changing Order
Perdon / Desculpa / Lo Siento - Sorry / I apologise / I'm Sorry
puedo cambiar el plato - Can I change the plate / dish (ordered)
No Esta Caliente - It's cold
Esta Muy Caliente - It's very hot
Puedo Pedir por favor - Can I order please
podemos ver el menu por favor - can we see the menu please
Queremos pedir por favor - we want to order please
Me gustaría - I would like
Me Gusta - I like
yo quiero - I want ….
Para Mi - for me
Para Ella - for her
Lo Mismo - The same
Mas Pan - More Bread
Mas Agua - More water
Fresca - Fresh
Que Es - What is?
Jamon York - lunch ham
Jamon Serano - smoked ham
PAN Integral - Wholemeal Bread
Lo Siento tenemos que irnos pronto - sorry we have to leave soon
¿Qué pescado tienes hoy? - what fish do you have today
Restaurante Chino/Thai - Chinese/Thai Restaurant
Hervos Hervidos - Boiled Eggs
Hervos - Eggs
Hervo Cocido - cooked egg
Hervo Crudo - Raw Egg
huevos fritos - Fried Eggs
huevos cocidos - cooked eggs
cuanto es el extra - how much is the extra?
cuesta más - cost more?
Arroz Herbido - Boiled Rice
Tienes Arroz Hervido - do You have boiled rice
Mariscos - Seafood
Helado - Frozen
Steak Filete Torneda - Beef Steak
Mucho Jugo (WhoGo) - a lot of juice
termino medio - medium
salsa de pimienta - Pepper sauce
Fruteria - fruit shop
super mecado - supermarket
Naranja- Orange
Dandia - Water Melon
Fresa - Strawberry
Ceraza - cherry
Saltethon - Spainish style salami
Saltethon Fuet - Small salami
Salami is Italian
esta rica - it's delicious
que rico - What's tastey?
qué recomendarías - What would you recommend
No Esta Rico - It doesn't taste good
Salado - Salty
Sal - Salt
Pimiento - Pepper
Caliente - Hot
Frio - Cold
ICE
Puedo tener un poco de hielo - Can I have some ice please?
Desayuno - Breakfast
La Comidar - Lunch
La Cena - Dinner
 
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David Tallan

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One thing worth considering with food on the different Caminos is the different regional cuisines. We see that already on the Frances. Pulpo and Caldo Gallego, that some people love, are found at the end of the Camino Frances not at the beginning, for example. The differences with other routes, I believe, will not be in lack of infrastructure (people need groceries, and like to eat out across Spain) but in the different regional cuisines one will encounter.

It might be worth a thread on "What are the 'must try' dishes on each Camino route?".
 

Jodean

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One of the best meals I had was in Sarria at Matias. Fabulous Italian food.
Other notable meals - Vegetarian Pasta and salad in St. Nikolas by candlelight, fresh Paella in Hornillas in El Alfar, fresh Vegetarian Paella in Rosalia in Castrojeriz, Simple but delicious meal in Villamayor at San Luis de Francia all cooked by a hard working mom, and another fresh meal in Rabe' de Las Calzadas at Liberanos Domine.
 
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I had a handful of Spanish lessons a few years ago.
Sadly my Spanish Teacher Jose died of Covid in Madrid earlier this year.
Lovely guy :(

On my phone I have my Camino spreadsheet. With tabs for everything!

Here is part of the Language tab, that focusses on Food.
Some is phonetically spelt to help me with pronunciation.

I'm sure other can add more or correct any errors they spot in my list.

Raciones - Big Tapas for sharing
Platos Combinades - Fast Food One Plate Combined
Primeros - 1st Main Course
Segundas - 2nd Main Course
Changing Order
Perdon / Desculpa / Lo Siento - Sorry / I apologise / I'm Sorry
puedo cambiar el plato - Can I change the plate / dish (ordered)
No Esta Caliente - It's cold
Esta Muy Caliente - It's very hot
Puedo Pedir por favor - Can I order please
podemos ver el menu por favor - can we see the menu please
Queremos pedir por favor - we want to order please
Me gustaría - I would like
Me Gusta - I like
yo quiero - I want ….
Para Mi - for me
Para Ella - for her
Lo Mismo - The same
Mas Pan - More Bread
Mas Agua - More water
Fresca - Fresh
Que Es - What is?
Jamon York - lunch ham
Jamon Serano - smoked ham
PAN Integral - Wholemeal Bread
Lo Siento tenemos que irnos pronto - sorry we have to leave soon
¿Qué pescado tienes hoy? - what fish do you have today
Restaurante Chino/Thai - Chinese/Thai Restaurant
Hervos Hervidos - Boiled Eggs
Hervos - Eggs
Hervo Cocido - cooked egg
Hervo Crudo - Raw Egg
huevos fritos - Fried Eggs
huevos cocidos - cooked eggs
cuanto es el extra - how much is the extra?
cuesta más - cost more?
Arroz Herbido - Boiled Rice
Tienes Arroz Hervido - do You have boiled rice
Mariscos - Seafood
Helado - Frozen
Steak Filete Torneda - Beef Steak
Mucho Jugo (WhoGo) - a lot of juice
termino medio - medium
salsa de pimienta - Pepper sauce
Fruteria - fruit shop
super mecado - supermarket
Naranja- Orange
Dandia - Water Melon
Fresa - Strawberry
Ceraza - cherry
Saltethon - Spainish style salami
Saltethon Fuet - Small salami
Salami is Italian
esta rica - it's delicious
que rico - What's tastey?
qué recomendarías - What would you recommend
No Esta Rico - It doesn't taste good
Salado - Salty
Sal - Salt
Pimiento - Pepper
Caliente - Hot
Frio - Cold
ICE
Puedo tener un poco de hielo - Can I have some ice please?
Desayuno - Breakfast
La Comidar - Lunch
La Cena - Dinner
So sorry to hear of your teacher passing away. Thank you very much for posting this information as I have begun making a list and will add your information to it. Yea!!!
 
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Sorry this week's video is so long, but hey, this is such an important topic!

For new Pilgrims, this is a basic guide to all the eating options......

Here's a chance to share your own food tips. Maybe those with different experiences could share tips on food shopping for communal cooking, food options for Vegetarians, and I'm sure 101 other 'vital' matters regarding food :)

You aren't the only one who gained weight on the Camino. I did, but probably more the beer than the food. Not too crazy about Spanish food and got tired of their lousy french fries.
 
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Sorry this week's video is so long, but hey, this is such an important topic!

For new Pilgrims, this is a basic guide to all the eating options......

Here's a chance to share your own food tips. Maybe those with different experiences could share tips on food shopping for communal cooking, food options for Vegetarians, and I'm sure 101 other 'vital' matters regarding food :)

Bacon is tocino in Spanish. I am a native speaker but Spain Spanish is different than Latin American Spanish which is what I speak. Also there is no ”l” in paella. The double is always pronounced as a “y”
 
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Sorry this week's video is so long, but hey, this is such an important topic!

For new Pilgrims, this is a basic guide to all the eating options......

Here's a chance to share your own food tips. Maybe those with different experiences could share tips on food shopping for communal cooking, food options for Vegetarians, and I'm sure 101 other 'vital' matters regarding food :)

I live in Latin America and am fluent in Spanish, and I don’t understand half of what is on the menu. Don’t feel bad. I kept contacting a friend who lived in Spain for 25 years to get a translation.😉
 

Robo

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Bacon is tocino in Spanish. I am a native speaker but Spain Spanish is different than Latin American Spanish which is what I speak. Also there is no ”l” in paella. The double is always pronounced as a “y”

Yes, true. My pronunciation is awful. I'll try to remember the double L!
Though my Spanish Teacher, from Ponferrada, assured me Bacon is the same. :rolleyes:
It seems to work.
 

Frank Wortley

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Sorry this week's video is so long, but hey, this is such an important topic!

For new Pilgrims, this is a basic guide to all the eating options......

Here's a chance to share your own food tips. Maybe those with different experiences could share tips on food shopping for communal cooking, food options for Vegetarians, and I'm sure 101 other 'vital' matters regarding food :)

Hi Rob

Thanks for the video. I live in Gosford soon to move to Newcastle. Can you let me know where you live?
Frank
 
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