The Traditional Food of Spain:

Traditional Spanish Cuisine from Madrid to Granada and many places in between.

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (acorn fed ham) in Jabugo, Spain

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (acorn fed ham) in Jabugo, Spain

Carabinero de Huelva (giant red shrimp) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Carabinero de Huelva (giant red shrimp) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Snacks on toothpicks (pinchos) at Mercado de San Agustín in Granada, Spain

Snacks on toothpicks (pinchos) at Mercado de San Agustín in Granada, Spain

Tuna and red piquillo pepper tapas (atún con pimientos) in Jerez, Spain

Tuna and red piquillo pepper tapas (atún con pimientos) in Jerez, Spain

Queso Payoyo artisan cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Queso Payoyo artisan cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Judión de La Granja white beans in Madrid, Spain

Judión de La Granja white beans in Madrid, Spain

Grilled squid (calamar a la plancha) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Grilled squid (calamar a la plancha) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Padrón peppers (pimientos de Padrón) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Padrón peppers (pimientos de Padrón) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Razor clams, scallops & cockles at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Razor clams, scallops & cockles at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Percebes (goose barnacles) in the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Percebes (goose barnacles) in the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Tortas Pardas (brown almond cakes) in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Tortas Pardas (brown almond cakes) in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Pan con tomate (bread with tomato) in Sevilla, Spain

Pan con tomate (bread with tomato) in Sevilla, Spain

Oro del Quijote saffron (azafrán) from La Mancha in Toledo, Spain

Oro del Quijote saffron (azafrán) from La Mancha in Toledo, Spain

Conservas de bonito frito en escabeche at Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Conservas de bonito frito en escabeche at Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Churros & porras (thicker churros) in Madrid, Spain

Churros & porras (thicker churros) in Madrid, Spain

Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota at Mercado San Ildefonso in Madrid, Spain

Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota at Mercado San Ildefonso in Madrid, Spain

Cerveza San Frutos Rubia, a local beer in Segovia, Spain

Cerveza San Frutos Rubia, a local beer in Segovia, Spain

Bombas (stuffed olives) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Bombas (stuffed olives) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

A glass of sweet vermouth on ice in Jerez, Spain

A glass of sweet vermouth on ice in Jerez, Spain

Manchego cheese soaked in red wine in Seville, Spain

Manchego cheese soaked in red wine in Seville, Spain

Arab pastries (pasteles Árabes) at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Arab pastries (pasteles Árabes) at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Café con leche doble (double coffee with milk) in Jerez, Spain

Café con leche doble (double coffee with milk) in Jerez, Spain

Cheese from all over Spain at Charcutería Juncal in Segovia, Spain

Cheese from all over Spain at Charcutería Juncal in Segovia, Spain

Bodegas Tradición Pedro Ximénez sherry in Jerez, Spain

Bodegas Tradición Pedro Ximénez sherry in Jerez, Spain

Bollos, bollitos & pan integral in Madrid, Spain

Bollos, bollitos & pan integral in Madrid, Spain

La Pastora de Grazalema cheese in Grazalema, Spain

La Pastora de Grazalema cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Kataifi pastries at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Kataifi pastries at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Langoustines, crabs and sea snails at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Langoustines, crabs and sea snails at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Fino wine from Montilla-Moriles (DO) at Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Fino wine from Montilla-Moriles (DO) at Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Fried shrimp (gambas fritas) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Fried shrimp (gambas fritas) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Ración of langostinos at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Ración of langostinos at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Secreto & carrillada montados at Carnicería Manolo Lago in Madrid, Spain

Secreto & carrillada montados at Carnicería Manolo Lago in Madrid, Spain

Sliced Carrasco Guijuelo gran reserva Jamón Ibérico De Bellota in Madrid, Spain

Sliced Carrasco Guijuelo gran reserva Jamón Ibérico De Bellota in Madrid, Spain

Tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) at Restaurante La Moneda in Madrid, Spain

Tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) at Restaurante La Moneda in Madrid, Spain

Estrella Galicia beer (from Galicia to the north) in Ávila, Spain

Estrella Galicia beer (from Galicia to the north) in Ávila, Spain

Concha fina (smooth clams) at Marisqueria Canela Fina in Málaga, Spain

Concha fina (smooth clams) at Marisqueria Canela Fina in Málaga, Spain

Cañaíllas (spiny sea snails) at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Cañaíllas (spiny sea snails) at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Cerveza Maier Cañón Especial beer in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Cerveza Maier Cañón Especial beer in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

A view inside Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

A view inside Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Barritas de Jamón Ibérico at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Barritas de Jamón Ibérico at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Bitter Seville oranges wrapped in paper in Sevilla, Spain

Bitter Seville oranges wrapped in paper in Sevilla, Spain

Venta del Barón DOP olive oil (aceite de oliva) from Córdoba in Madrid, Spain

Venta del Barón DOP olive oil (aceite de oliva) from Córdoba in Madrid, Spain

El Consuelo Manchego cheese (DO) near La Mancha, Spain

El Consuelo Manchego cheese (DO) near La Mancha, Spain

The wines of Ronda in Ronda, Spain

The wines of Ronda in Ronda, Spain

Oysters at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Oysters at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Tortilla Española at Mercado de Torrijos in Madrid, Spain

Tortilla Española at Mercado de Torrijos in Madrid, Spain

A sign for Yemas (egg yolk candies) in Ávila, Spain

A sign for Yemas (egg yolk candies) in Ávila, Spain

Gambas de Garrucha a la plancha in Córdoba, Spain

Gambas de Garrucha a la plancha in Córdoba, Spain

Taberna Alhambra tapas bar in Madrid, Spain

Taberna Alhambra tapas bar in Madrid, Spain

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)