Spain is surrounded on three sides by water, so you should include plenty of seafood in your Spanish food repertoire. A great dish you should try is paella mariscos, which consists of rice mixed with seafood like prawns, mussels, and squid.
Garlic is an essential item in true Spanish food, but it does have a tendency to leave a lingering smell on your hands. To get the smell off, wash your hands in cold water (hot water seals in the smell). Then scrub them with a little salt and rinse carefully.