A Spanish kitchen always has these 12 ingredients available: olive oil, garlic, saffron, paprika, eggs, parsley, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, French style bread, Spanish wine and milk. Lunch is the big meal of the day and most of the businesses close for 2 or 3 hours during the lunch house so there is plenty of time for people to socialize and take a siesta! Really….they get to take naps!  But, Spain has the longest work days in Europe with most people completing work at 8:00 in the evening. The dinner meal is never served before 9:00 PM and most people do not go to bed until midnight to 2:00 AM.

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