The typical Spanish food is characterized by the little use of spices. The use of olive oil in Spanish gastronomy is widespread. The variety of regions in the country contributes to a diversity of vegetables, cereals, vegetables, meats and fish. So it is considered that the ingredients enrich more a dish than its own preparation.
One of the most representative dishes of Spanish food is Valencian paella, which is made from chicken, rabbit, green judia, pallar, tomato, rice, olive oil, water, saffron and salt. The most common desserts from Spain are doughnuts, chocolate with churro, custard and curd. Typical drinks from Spain are coffee, wine, cider, and schnapps. The gastronomy of the Valencian Community enjoys great prestige both nationally and internationally. Through traditional recipes, made with natural ingredients such as oils, vegetables, spices, fruits, meats or fresh fish, their dishes make up the so-called Mediterranean diet.