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The Spanish Pantry

You can create authentic Spanish meals at home with ease when you have these staples on hand.

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A well-stocked pantry is the key to all good cooking, and with these supermarket and specialty items on hand, you will be able to put together Spanish meals easily.

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Almonds are used in many dishes, and eaten as tapas.

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Keep olive-oil cured anchovies on hand for tapas and other dishes. You can buy Spanish anchovies from Spanish food sources, but you can also use imported Italian oil-packed anchovies. Another treat are mild white Spanish vinegar-cured anchovies, called boquerones.

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Beans (White Beans, Chickpeas and Lentils)

Beans are essential for many Spanish stews. Chickpeas are the most popular bean, but large white beans, limas, favas and lentils are all widely used.

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