- Year of past OR future Camino
- Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Sorry @David while being in one of the greatest countries in regards to food and quality ingredients, going to McDonalds is just not an option for me. I don't know where your dislike for spanish cousine comes from, but generally disliking a whole countries food, specially if it has as big of a variety is just wrong in my opinion.
Personally, I'd love to have the chance to go on a food tour with you in a city someday to change your mind
(what i can understand, is to go to mcdonalds to get something familiar after weeks of new stuff)
Please be kind, I am a late 40's English Empire baby and have certain likes and dislikes re food. I have been visiting Spain for over twenty years .. I have eaten in cheap places, I have eaten in three and four star places and I just do not like Spanish food. I have travelled at least six times around the world (I lost count) and have eaten in at least twenty countries in the world over my life, both poor and expensive and had much enjoyment, but Spanish food is just not for me - please allow me to have my own viewpoint on this subject in this forum.
I could go on ... the bread has such a hard crust that it can actually cut your palate open. That strange cold potato omelette that pilgrims rave about? Crikey! You have to be Truly hungry to swallow that! A Paella has the same taste whatever is in it because they mix and cook in the ingredients with the rice, which to me makes it heavily oily and drab. In other countries they cook the dish and then add it to the rice on your plate.
Of course, if you order a specific fish dish or a beef steak dish, you will get what people eat throughout the world and that will taste nice - but oily heavy Spanish dishes? Anhalter, I have tried them all, I really have, over two decades - and I just do not like what they do with food. On the other hand I have eaten in an immigrant worker's Portuguese community centre and restaurant in Frankfurt, invited in by respected elders, and had a Portuguese freshly fired sardine dish and it was utterly phenomenal, as were the other dishes - if the Spanish could do things like that then I would be in!