Foods of the New World
Gastronomy owes much to the discovery of America. The beginning of trade and exchange of products between the two continents modified the Mediterranean diet. In the New World there was an original and varied gastronomic culture, based on the use of local products such as chili peppers, fish, fruits and vegetables, as well as their own techniques for stews and roasts.
From America came foods such as corn, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and green peppers, fundamental products in traditional recipes. In addition to cocoa, turkey, avocado, peanuts, quinoa and various tropical fruits. It is impossible to imagine traditional Spanish or European recipes without these four basic dishes: Andalusian gazpacho, fabada, the famous “tortilla de patatas” (potato omelette) or Padrón peppers ” some hot and some not”.