Do you know which are the favoured foods of Andalusian Gastronomy?
Andalusian Gastronomy's Superb Diet
Typical Mediterranean Diet
Glorious fresh fish, salad, fruits, nuts, olive oil.
The Mediterranean and the Atlantic
Inland Andalusian Gastronomy Cuisine
Vast orchards of citrus and luscious soft fruits, enormous rice paddies, extensive wheat-growing areas, endless vineyards and nutritious olive produce are found in Andalusia.
Fresh, colourful salads, crispy vegetables and sun-kissed, ripe fruits... known previously, in Greco-Roman times as, 'La Comida de los Dioses,' Food of the Gods, all grace Andalusian home-produce, as seen below.
All accompany excellent beef, lamb and pork OR the unforgetable Andalusian chacina-fare: cold meats. Jamon Serrano, (Pure Excellence), Jamon Iberico, Chorizo, Salchichon...
Discover Pan Cateto,
Truely scrumptious! Toast it,
rub some raw garlic over,
drizzle with olive oil
and dress with squished ripe tomato.
Hundreds of splendid, curado or fresh, Spanish cheeses. Wonderful full-bodied Rioja reds, crisp Ribera del Duero whites or rose wines.
Cool off with a tubo or caña of chilled cerveza. Tapear with a chilled fino or enjoy a warm oloroso for desert... .
Delicious al-Andalus-style deserts (almost national secrets!) are a must to be tasted; created by nuns in local Conventos. Sweet, ripe strawberries from Huelva... dip into sparkling Spanish Cava!
Who, could Say No...to an 'Unforgetable Way of Life?'
- Homer's prized Liquid Gold : Olive Oil
Click on the graphic to go the the olive tree page
Inland Andalusian Gastronomy CuisineComida de cuchara: (spoon-food meals).
Vegetable and pulse, meat casseroles are popular, constituting the staple diet of inland Gastronomy, in combination with a variety of local fish dishes.
Ancel Keys was the first to prove the Mediterranean diet was beneficial. Andalusian Gastronomy largely adheres to the same protective diet discovered.
is predominantly a mountain climate. This fact created the cured-Jamon drying rooms. The coldest areas: Sierra Nevada and Sierra Morena.
A semi-continental Mediterranean climate spans over Andalucia Spain's
Guadalquivir fertile river valley - otherwise known as the 'frying pan' of Spain. Area renowned for extremely 'torrid' summers.
Coastal climates vary according to location.
Atlantic shores are much cooler.
Fabulous Grilled Squid, Tintero 2, Malaga
Espeto de Sardinas, Tintero 2, Malaga
Spit of Grilled Sardines. Restaurante Tintero 2, Málaga.
The Mediterranean and the Atlantic seas, fringe 3/4's of Andalucia's borders
Discover the Andalucian lifestyle plethora of fresh, Mediterranean seafood.
Imagine the delicate flesh of red mullet, or sea bream baked in salt: besugo al horno, or the unmistakable waft and seaside cheer of a spit of grilled sardines, or plates of crispy fried anchovies, or the superb king-sized grilled prawns from Sanlucar de Barrameda, or Huelva's extraordinary white prawns.
Delight at busy seashore Chringuitos (beach restaurants).
Sharing A Best Chiringuito Secret
Tintero 2, in el Palo, Malaga is one...
Who brought What to Spain?
One of the legacies which the Moors brought to Spain was that of the agricultural improvements. The Treasure of Moorish Agriculture
was the secret to their thriving economy.
All contributed to the excellent future of Andalusian Gastronomy
Back to Andalucia-Andalusia's Homepage
Top of Andalusian Gastronomy
You Are Here:
Home Page > Andalusian Gastronomy> Top
Learn Spanish and meet locals at a Madrid intercambio
The word intercambio means exchange, and in this case it specifically refers to exchanging languages.