Cuisine of Cantabria

Claire McElduff A1/A3

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Cantabira

Cantabria is located on the northern coast of Spain along the Bay of Biscay. It is also bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains and the Picos de Europa on the southern boundary of the country. Catabria has a fairly warm climate, allowing cattle rearing and dairy farming to be major industries. Because of it's coastal climate, especially in the main port of Santander, fishing and farming is also popular. The food of Cantabria revolves around these industries, making cheese, fish, and meat the basis of their cuisine.
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Above is the popular dish, cocido montanes. It is a stew of beans, meat, and collard greens.
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This is a dish called rabas, which is fried calamari. Because of the abundance of seafood in Cantabria, this dish is very popular.
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This cheese is the signature cheese of Cantabria. It is a very soft, smooth, and butter cheese. It is often paired with fish dishes and meats, and is also frequently used as a filling in a stuffed dish.