Spanish Food and Hamming it Up
I am all about the food. Most people are all about food as evidenced by the food related hashtags and photos everywhere. When we went to Spain, I had 2 things to check off my foodie list: paella and sangria. Call me basic, but it's true. I know Spanish food has much more to offer the world, but I wasn't keen on it. Yes, there's tapas, but tapas is inherently small plates meant to be shared. There's certainly nothing wrong with that, but I have yet to see a Spanish tapas menu that is food unique to Spain. Enter Meat Cones.
Yes, meat cones. As a former vegan, this idea both intrigued and scared me. But hell, we're in Spain and I'll eat a pile of meat in a paper cone from a street vendor. Totally legit, right? We first saw this concept walking around the streets of Madrid. It wasn't a one-off thing either. There are ham vendors on every corner in the city and each of them sells meat cones. Some have manchego cheese cones, but the commonality was the cones of different types of ham.
Long story, short, we spend 3 days in Madrid without trying the meat cones. As we traveled to Barcelona, I wished I had the nerve to try the meat cones. Luckily, we arrived in Barcelona and saw the same delightful site - meat cones on all the corners! We spent our last day in Barcelona hiking up Mount Tibidabo to the amusement park at the top. Once we got to the top, we were greeted with meat cones and churros. Nothing like a quality snack while shopping, at an amusement park, hiking, or just sitting and people watching with a big pint of sangria. Bienvenido a España!!