Andaluz : A Food Journey Through Southern Spain
An enthralling Andalucian culinary journey from sierra to sea. For nearly eight centuries from 711 to 1492, Moorish rule in Andalucía brought about a revolution in Spanish culture, resulting in architectural splendors like the Alhambra as well as a rich culinary history. Andaluz is a quest to illustrate the legacy of the Arabs and Berbers in the kitchens of southern Spain today. Couscous, rice, eggplant, oranges, apricots, marzipan, and a wealth of spices are just a few ever-present ingredients that owe their influence to the Moorish people--along with a meticulous attention to the cultivation of olive varieties that Andalucía is renowned for. By digging deep into traditional dishes, scouring markets, and learning from home cooks, local tavern owners, and Michelin-starred restaurant chefs, Fiona Dunlop offers a vivid gastronomic window on this region. Entries from the author's travel diary accompany sumptuous recipes--from Granada in the east to Córdoba at its heart and Seville in the south--bringing a taste of Moorish Spain to kitchens everywhere. With beautiful food and location photography Andaluz is bound to become the cookbook you will visit time and time again.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 202 x 258 x 27.94mm | 1,360.78g
- 03 Dec 2018
- Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
- Interlink Books
- Northampton, MA, United States
What the reader gets is an extremely palatable mix of history, travel and food. Taste Andalucia's past through the recipes, and explore its hidden corners with this entertaining and erudite writer ' what makes this cookbook really buzz for me is the first section, on the Moorish period of Andalucía, when the region was ruled by Arabs and Berbers from North Africa for eight centuries, reaching its peak during the Caliphate city of Córdoba. Fiona explains how strongly their cuisine and agriculture influenced the local customs and dishes: citrus fruit, rice, figs, chickpeas, almonds, pine nuts, saffron and many more products were all brought across the Mediterranean ' mouth-watering food photography and atmospheric shots of villages and dramatic landscapes. Buen provecho!