Bordering Spain's southern coast, Andalusia is a place where the past and modernity blend together to form a rather magical destination. From sandy beaches to amazing architecture, buzzing tapas bars and flamenco dancers, it's full of passion.
Not just a feast for the eyes, Andalusia is also a food-lovers paradise, and Andalusia, award-winning chef José Pizarro takes readers on a journey through it's most delicious dishes. Blessed with land that produces magnificent wild mushrooms, delicious Jabugo ham, and some of the world's best olive oil and seafood, you'll be spoilt for choice. Many of the dishes go back to Moorish times – or earlier – and each of the eight provinces has their own special dish. Try your hand at Pork loin with pear and hazelnuts, Shrimp baked in salt with mango, chilli, coriander salsa, and a rather boozy Barbary fig margarita. Written in José's signature fuss-free style, this is genuine, bold-tasting Spanish food, easily made at home. Andalusia is all about simple pleasures: a glass of wine or sherry, a piece of cheese or ham, and good company. And that's all you need to make yourself happy. It's all about the freshness, the quality and the diversity of the produce. Set to the backdrop of beautiful location shots, Andalusia is a must for anyone who loves authentic, simple Spanish food.