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Glossary of Spanish Food Words

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Word or Term Definition
vaciar empty
vapor steamer
venta roadside locale combining elements of restaurant, shop, bar, and gas station, common in the south of Spain
ventresca de atun/bonito the belly of the tuna fish, regarded as the most tender part and therefore the most prized.
verter pour
vieiras Gallego term for scallops
Villalon, Queso de a fresh, mild, sheep's-milk cheese from Valladolid, somewhat like Queso de Burgos. It is shaped like an animal hoof - thus its other name, Pata de Mule (mule's hoof).
vinagre normally a white wine vinegar made of sherry
volver turn
vuelta y vuelta over easy