Of course, the food is important. The quality and variety of food is so important to the Spanish generally that it is said they spend a higher percentage of their disposable income on food than any other industrial nation. It is not because the cost of the food is higher in Spain than it is in France, Canada or Australia, but because the Spanish expect better food and a greater variety of it.–Ann and Larry Walker, To the Heart of Spain
Ann and Larry Walker are the authors of 6 books on food and wine, and regular contributors to numerous publications in the U.S. and abroad. They live near San Francisco in California.