I am allergic to onions and need to avoid them in food. I don't drop dead if an onion has been on the plate luckily but they do make me sick if I eat them. I will of course learn the names of onions, shallots, leaks etc
Is onion integral to most dishes in Spain e.g. tapas, tortillas etc? Is there a phrase appropriate to discover this or alert the waiter to allergies so I can steer around dishes with onions?
It is a real pain as onions are tasty and in so many prepared dishes. In France it has been easy since they tend to actually list ingredients on the menu but I haven't tried eating in Spain yet. I'd like to be able to order gracefully and not make a kerfuffle about it.