Take a food journey through Andalucia, the heart of Spain

Pinchitos Morunos - Moorish saffron meat skewers, meatballs. . .the use of typical Moorish spices in cooking is the legacy of the Moorish conquest. Tapas originated in Andalucia, and these small bar snacks have taken over the world in one form or another.

Gambas al Ajillo: fresh prawns in sizzling olive oil with garlic and chili peppers

Cazón en Adobo: fried marinated dogfish

Bacalao: salt cod, breaded and fried or stewed in tomato sauce

Chipirones: small squid, usually cooked “a la plancha” (on the griddle)

Chocos: cuttlefish, usually breaded and deep fried

Espinacas con garbanzos: spinach and chick peas with olive oil and garlic

Patatas bravas: fried potatos served with a spicy alioli sauce

Ensaladilla: potato salad with mayonnaise and either tuna or shrimp

Salmorejo: a thick gazpacho style soup, sometimes used as a sauce

Tortilla: potato egg cake

Revuelto: scrambled eggs with various fillings

Montaditos: small filled buns, often served toasted

Jamón Iberico: thinly sliced salt cured ham from free range Pata Negra or Bellota, acorn fed.

Solomillo al Whisky: pork tenderloin in sauce usually made with local brandy despite the name

Albóndigas: meatballs – most often pork, but also of beef or seafood


Andalucia Guide

Moorish And Catholic Conquerors. . .

Cultures that still influence the food of Andalucia today

The Moors ruled Andalucia for 800 years so Arab influence has left
its mark on the regional food

Rattling castanets,
the strum of Spanish guitars…
the sounds of Andalucia

Foodies travel, Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia… the land the Arabs called Al-Andalus

Where powerful caliphs ruled the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages, built their fairytale palaces and mosques in legendary cities—Cordoba, Granada and Seville. For over five hundred years, worshipers came from near and far to hear the wisdom of its imams and throw themselves before its glistening gold-tiled mihrab (prayer altar).

Moorish palaces, Roman ruins. sparkling white mountain villages
and sunny coastlines… all in Andalucia.