Celebrating chocolate!

Chocolate and churros / Toya Legido - ICEX

Chocolate and churros / Toya Legido – ICEX

Yesterday was a, or maybe I should say, THE national holiday in Spain, known as the Fiesta Nacional de España (or Día de la Hispanidad).

This holiday is celebrated every year on October 12th in commemoration of the anniversary of Cristóbal Colón’s (Christopher Columbus’s) first arrival in the Americas, and it is celebrated in Spain (and other countries) with much pomp and circumstance.

In honor of this day, I thought we might take a moment to praise one of the many wonderful foods that Columbus brought back to Spain with him from his journeys: chocolate!

After all, where would world-famous Spanish churros be without their counterpart chocolate?

Visitors from all over the world set their sights on savoring this famed gastronomic duo often as soon as they set foot on Spanish soil, many of them heading straight to Madrid’s iconic churros café, Chocolatería San Ginés, and others.

But for those outside of Spain all is not lost. There are plenty of Spanish restaurants all over the world specializing in chocolate and churros, as well as this great recipe on Foods and Wines from Spain, so that you can prepare easily in your own home!

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