Spanish cuisine as opposed to other national cuisines in Europe, is heavily influenced by regional cuisines and the particular historical processes that shaped culture and society in those territories. Geography and climate, had great influence on cooking methods and available ingredients, and these particularities are still present in the gastronomy of the various regions that make up the country. Spanish cuisine derives from a complex history, where invasions of the country and conquests of new territories modified traditions and made new ingredients available.
Castellón’s cuisine is part of the Mediterranean diet, due to the use of olive oil, rice and vegetables. Castellón differs from other provinces because we can go from the coastal area to the inland regions in just a few kilometers. For that reason, the gastronomic diversity of this province is unique.