Tips & Techniques World Cuisines The Spanish Table
Paella brimming with meat, seafood and saffron-scented rice . . . cooling gazpacho made with vine-ripened tomatoes . . . tortilla española laced with potatoes and spicy chorizo. These time-honored dishes are the hallmarks of the Spanish table.

If you visit Spain today, you'll find these foods and much more. The country's chefs are incorporating traditional flavors in playful new ways, making Spain one of Europe's most exciting culinary destinations. Our recipe for crema catalana featured here shows the innovative side of Spanish cuisine. The creamy custard is piped into glasses using a thermo whipper, producing a dessert that is lighter than air.