Sunday, April 3, 2016

Dining on Spain's Camino de Santiago

In the fall of 2014 my dad and I undertook the journey of walking the Camino’s most popular route, Camino Frances. When we started walking, I was surprised by how different this journey was compared to any other type of backpacking I had done.  I had a bed and a hot shower at the end of every day, the trail was well marked, and there was drinkable water everywhere.  But, the most luxurious part of the Camino was the food!  I was spoiled by the easy accessibility to great food along this route.  Restaurants and cafes were everywhere.  The furthest I ever walked without seeing food for sale was five miles.  Five miles!  The Camino is a foodies dream.

On the Camino we were able to experience a wide range of regional Spanish cuisine.  Soups, cured meats, cheeses, local bread, wine, fruit, everything we ate was indicative to the various parts of Spain we visited.  A day in the life of a pilgrim revolves around eating, walking, and eating again.  A pilgrim walking the Camino has many options when it comes to dining.  Depending on your budget and the amount of time you have to complete your journey, you can find a Camino dining option that works best for you. 

Here is a quick overview of the tips you will find in this episode of Adventure Dining Guide's "Walking the Camino: A Culinary Journey"

7 tips overview:
1: Budget
2: Pilgrim's Dinner
3: Tapas
4: Plan Ahead
5: Relax
6: Try Everything
7: Sundays

Watch the episode to learn how to make your Camino experience more gourmet:

Buen Camino!!!

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