Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Latin Mealtimes

Did you know???

Mealtimes in Latin based cultures differ from those in the U.S. Most notably, they eat dinner much later. You won't see many diners in restaurants before 9:00 in the evening. Here's a typical Spanish (Spain) daily eating schedule:

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast A cup of coffee and a pastry
10:30 - 12:30 Snack A pioece of toast and another cup of coffee.
1:00-2:00 Appetizers A variety of different tapas or small appetizer dishes.
2:00 - 3:00 Lunch This is the big meal of the day. It includes a soup or a salad, main course, a dessert or fruit and usually, a cup of coffee.
5:00 - 7:00 Afternoon Snack For children, cookies and a glass of chocolate milk. Adults enjoy yet another cup of coffee....
8:30-11:00 Dinner Much lighter than lunch - usually an omelet or a sandwich and a fruit or dessert. No coffee this time!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! At least I don't feel that bad when DH gets home at 8 pm and we eat!

    Great info! And cultural education. ;)


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