Spain's early explorers dramatically impacted the foods we all eat today, bringing spices, vanilla, chocolate, tomatoes, potatoes and peppers of all sorts to Spain. They also introduced many foods to the U.S. - citrus fruits, wheat, rice and coffee to name a few. Christopher Columbus even brought Ibérico pigs on the first voyage, unwilling to part even briefly with his pata negra ham. The dishes featured here reflect the hallmark ingredients and flavors of Spanish cuisine. While widely consumed in Spain, many of these dishes are still making their way onto American tables.