"Visit Andalucia. Stunning..." Spain Off The Beaten Path Tip by gabriellefox

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Visit Andalucia. Stunning Moorish influence, stark white hill towns, hundreds of miles of coastline. While the beach resorts draw visitors from around the world, the real jewels of the region are the sophisticated cities of Sevilla, Granada, and Cordoba. The cuisine of Southern Spain has distinct Arab influences. Rice, lemons, oranges, olives, and grapes figure prominently, as well as spices such as saffron and cumin. The region is famous for its grilled fish, sardines, and fried squid. Some of best jamon serrano (cured ham) is sliced and served as tapas, which are small snacks that originally accompanied a glass of sherry. Tapas range from cold meats or cheeses to elaborately prepared hot dishes of seafood, meat, or vegetables.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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