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Brown_Owl

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Camino Ingles 2020
#1
My family (DH and DD) are talking about doingthe Camino Ingles in June of 2020. We are massive foodies - has any one gotten tips, places to stock up, or where to eat (and stay).

Should we be prepared with picnics or can we get them on route? I saw some places you could pre book them with your accommodations. Is that suggested?

Thank you!
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugués...April/May (2014)
Camino Ingles..........Sept. (2015)
#5
Simple food....

Ingles - Neda - Pulpo Olives and Wine
Ingles - Neda - Pulpo Olives and Wine.jpg
Hake + Potato in Meson Do Vento..jpg
Hake + Potato in Meson Do Vento.
 

Brown_Owl

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Camino Ingles 2020
#6
That looks lush. Now I just need to a) learn spanish b) the local lingo c)learn how to say no oil.. But I get its great for the joints... just not my tummy!
 

domigee

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CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#9
I know, my life is tragic. 1st world problem. ;-)
The reason I am laughing is... Have you ever watched a cooking programme on Spanish TV? They’ll say ‘and add a sprinkling of oil’.... and they pour half a pint lolol
Amused me anyway ;) All this said, I love Spanish food.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#12
Yep. But more or less it's olive oil. Would that be passable for you?
Otherwise you'll be on a diet.

I'm sure you can get decent meal in towns like Ferrol, Pontedeume, Mino, Betanzos etc. I would mostly go for a sea food because of the proximity of the ocean and the ingredients would be absolutely fresh but you can get meat and veggies in various different meals.

I especially remember very good meal in Presedo (also an albergue in village) in this place:
https://www.tripadvisor.es/Restaura...no-Abegondo_Province_of_A_Coruna_Galicia.html
It's right on the Camino, one meter to the right and through the fence :)

Buen provecho!
 

notion900

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#14
Not everything is oily. A la plancha means grilled. The galician specialities pulpo and caldo gallego are not greasy. Be aware that beany soups often contain lard.

Betanzos is nationally famous for tortilla. If you tell Spanish people you are going there they get all excited for you.

tortilla.jpg
 
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notion900

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#15
BTW aceite is cooking oil. You can say sin aceite, or sin vinagreta for no salad dressing.
Bajo en grasas is low fat
Desnatado means skimmed (as in milk, yogurt)
Chips are very prevalent, you could try asking for boiled potatoes instead? Patatas hervidas.

If you have special dietary requirements you can make a card to show waiting staff.
 
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sunshines

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#16
My family (DH and DD) are talking about doingthe Camino Ingles in June of 2020. We are massive foodies - has any one gotten tips, places to stock up, or where to eat (and stay).

Should we be prepared with picnics or can we get them on route? I saw some places you could pre book them with your accommodations. Is that suggested?

Thank you!
Ah no wonder you are planning ahead no oil could be a big problem most fish dishes are in oil but salads etc a la plancha ( but they are really really really dry) you may have to cook for yourselves better to err on the side of caution - a little oil does usually mean at least 300mls... you can get fish a la plancha with no oil so I guess look for all the dishes a la plancha style
 

notion900

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#17
Or in a bar my fav the Sandwich Vegetal - not in any way vegetarian but quite crunchy and low fat. Ask for sin mayonesa.
 
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#18
you could try asking for boiled potatoes instead? Patatas hervidas.
In Galicia they have their own word for boiled potatoes (often boiled sliced potatoes): "cachelos"
(You can see them in the photo above of Hake and Potatoes)

However, they often come with olive oil drizzled over top, so be sure to say "sin aceite" if you want to avoid olive oil.
 

Brown_Owl

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Camino Ingles 2020
#23
I am okay with it, my daughter is not. :) That we can work around depending on whats ordered.
 

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