”Magdalenas” are small sweet cakes that are rich-tasting, but light and fluffy. The Spanish traditionally eate them for breakfast with "café con leche," although they are said to have originated in Aragón.
The pairing of manchego cheese and a slice of the beautiful dulce de membrillo, or quince paste, makes an elegant hors d'oeuvre to serve with wine. In Argentina and Uruguay this treat is known as a "Martín Fierro", after the gaucho in the epic Argentine poem by José Hernández.
Arroz con pollo, or "rice with chicken," originated in the Andalusia region of Spain. It shares similarities with several West African dishes such as jollof rice, and may in fact have origins there. The Spanish version as was introduced to the New World colonies, and arroz con pollo is very popular in the Caribbean, especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico.