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The essence of Al-Andalus cuisine: from Morocco to Spain

Explore Morocco and Spain in a cultural crossover private travel with Paladar y Tomar

Immerse yourself in magic and seduction; exoticism and greatness through this tour from Morocco to Spain. The Muslim empire occupied Spain for over 800 years making one of the most cultural significant impacts and shaping the culinary habits in Spain. The new Islamic state in the Peninsula was named Al-Andalus.

Not only eggplant, spinach, sugar cane, rice, apricots and citrics among other products were introduced by the Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula, but also the introduction of irrigation ditches, cisterns and draining systems contributed to expand the existing olive growing. Marinating technique for food preserving and the alcohol distillation were also valuable contributions.

The gastronomic expression of the Islamic civilization is a major indicator of the economical and cultural development of the Arabs who became the artistic, scientific and intellectual elite. They developed the most refined dining experiences up to unimaginable limits and considered gastronomy a successful means of restoring and preserving health at all levels. Arabs upgraded gastronomy to a philosophical and human level. Delight and pleasure while eating were sacred and condiments and spices became essential: saffron, peppermint, cumin, lavender, cardamom, caraway, oregano, ginger, pepper, coriander, clove, nutmeg and so on. Honey and almonds, bread and meal; savor this ancient but fully alive culture while you admire traces of magnificence and unimaginable sceneries. Embark in a hedonist escape from Morocco to Andalusia.

 

Highlights:

  • An exclusive itinerary personally crafted by our founders
  • One-of-a-kind cultural visits and workshops to feel like a local
  • Dive into local cuisine, local wines and local traditions of Morocco & Andalusia
  • Learn the origins about Moorish heritage culture in Andalusia, and Al-Andalus influence in Morocco
  • Try berber traditional food preparations and visit a Moroccan winery
  • Enjoy unique dining experiences at some of the most remarkable restaurants
  • Enjoy cultural private-guided visits with the best local guides
  • Totally private journey exclusive for you and your party led my native specialists
  • Private transfers in luxury vehicles