Fun Food Words

Learn about the names of Spanish Food  and Typical Sayings about Food

One of the many reasons I love Spain is that life generally revolves around food.  If you are not actually eating, then you are usually talking about what you will or have eaten.  I love to eavesdrop on conversations as I sit and enjoy a coffee or walk down the street.  Nine times out of ten people are talking about food.  So here are some good Spanish food vocabulary and Sayings to either just enjoy or to use in future travels.

1.  Me he puesto como el Kiko.

This saying basically means to have stuffed yourself silly.  Literally, I have become like Kiko.  Supposedly Kiko was a Gypsy man who stuffed himself by eating pounds and pounds of shrimp.

2.  “Con pan y vino se hace el camino”

One of my favorites referring to the Path of St. James.  It means, With bread and wine you can walk the Path.  I love it, nothing else necessary, just bread and wine and you can walk 500 miles.

3.  “El vino alegra el ojo, sana el diente, y limpia el vientre”

From Don Quijote de la Mancha.  “Wine puts happiness in your eye, makes your teeth healthy and cleans your insides. “

4.  “Pan con pan, comida de tontos”

Literally translated, “Bread with bread, a fool’s meal”.  But the meaning of it is that having a get together with people who all think alike, dress alike, act alike or are of the same gender is not interesting at all.

5.  “Para hacer una tortilla, hay que romper varios huevos”

Literally, “to make an omelette you must break many eggs”.  The saying  means that in order to accomplish what you desire, you must make many sacrifices.

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