The Spanish are known for their love for olives, and they are the worlds largest producer of Olives. Almost every restaurant in Spain serves a plate of olives while you order your food instead of bread. Of the many varieties they produce, Manzanilla olives are quite popular with a crisp texture and a slightly smoky, almondy flavor. They're often stuffed with pimientos, or cracked and dressed with olive oil and fresh garlic. A spot-on hors-d'oeuvre, especially when served with cold Fino Sherry and crusty bread. Having originated in Dos Hermanas, Seville, in southern Spain; "Manzanillas" mean little apples in Spanish.