For 21 countries Spanish is the official language. Can you name all 21? Go ahead an pull out your world atlas… it is the countries of: Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and is also an official language of Puerto Rico, USA. That is over 400 million people who speak Spanish across the world!

A variety of cultures are encompassed in the Spanish language, and through Cooking Up Cultures you can explore many of them. Let your taste buds lead the way!

Spanish & Mexican Gazpachos

For a hot spring or summer day, try out these two different types of gazpachos. One from Spain and the other from Mexico. Both are refreshing, cool and easy to store in the fridge!

Peruvian Classic Ceviche

Quite possibly the most refreshing meal you can eat when it is warm outside. Perfect with chips and an ice cold drink! Plus your family will love the tart and tangy flavor of the fish!

Tortilla Española

Made from pantry staples, potatoes and onions, this dish is a comfort food to all Spaniards. It can be easily served on the side or as the main course.

Pollo con Mole

Don’t let the ingredient list freak you out – it pulls together pretty quick! Get ready for a rich thick sauce that will have you licking your plate clean.


Eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Prepared either spicy red or tomatillo green, this quick dish is sure to satisfy all hungry eaters.