Andaluz: A Food Journey Through Southern Spain (Hardcover)
An enthralling Andalucian culinary journey from sierra to sea. For nearly eight centuries from 711 to 1492, Moorish rule in Andaluc a 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 Andaluc a 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 C rdoba 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.