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Breakfast, snacks & sandwiches

<<<<<<< .mine When staying at Barcelona, one thing that you cannot miss is a good typical Catalonian breakfast; it’s where sweet and savory specialties are mixed to create a tasty breakfast full of new flavors. ======= Spanish people consider meals as an important social activity; they usually start their mornings with a continental breakfast; a ritual they call "ir a desayunar" (go out for breakfast), they enjoy drinking coffee and eating churros (strips of fried dough dipped in a cup of thick hot cocoa). Foreign people consider Spanish coffee very strong and bitter for their tastes so they usually ask for a more diluted American coffee.

Snacks and sandwiches are a very important part of the food culture of Spain; one can find small food shops around all of Spain that offer traditional snacks known as tapas. Snacks in Spain include coffee or tea with milk and sandwiches or pastries. Sandwiches and snacks are the key to a Mediterranean diet, if you want to experience the feel of a native Spanish, you can adapt your culinary habits to the several interesting culinary details that this country has to offer. >>>>>>> .r210

One of the most popular foods in Barcelonan breakfasts is pastry; they prepare pastry with a lot of diverse ingredients. The most used ingredients are the tomato and the Catalonian paste. They also prepare sweet pastry such as croissants, cupcakes (they’re called magdalenas), brioche, ensaimadas and torrijas. The recipes are varied, but the prices should be very similar.

Bread with tomato (Pan a la Catalana) is so typically served at breakfast. Barceloneans tend to add other ingredients like ham and sausage to their sandwiches. Another thing that you should not miss is the Spanish omelet; it’s very famous around the world. It’s made of potatoes and eggs and it may be served accompanied with mayonnaise. A Barcelonan breakfast is a meal that you will always remember.

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