Learn about the typical food of Granada and how to cook it yourself!

Granada is a very special place, and its individuality is evident not only in its impressive buildings, such as the Alhambra and its relaxing spots such as the Arabic baths and tea rooms, but also in its cooking. The Arabic influence has left its traces in everything. Because of this, it is hardly surprising that the influence of Arabic cultures is weaved through the dishes of Granada's cuisine, in which its special taste and deliciousness stand out, due to the knowledgeable use of spices and condiments.

The people of Granada have a huge range of foods within their reach, including food from the mountains, food from the fertile lowlands, and food from the sea. Thanks to this, Granada's cuisine can take the best parts from everything and create fantastic and varied dishes. The use of vegetables such as beans, artichokes, and aubergines is very important  in Granada's cookery. As well as vegetables, olive oil plays an important part.

Some classics of Granada's cuisine include 'La tortilla del Sacromonte' (a type of omelette made with sweetbreads and ham), 'La pipirrana' (a type of salad), paella, gazpacho (a cold tomato soup), 'las habas con jamón' (broad beans with ham), bean casserole, 'papas a lo pobre' (a potato dish), garlicky veal,...

Of course, Granada's cuisine also has much to offer those with a sweet tooth. Many of its sweet delicacies owe a lot to Arabic culture and its typical preparation methods, with ingredients such as almonds and caramelised sugar often used. Some such sweet specialities are 'la barreta' (made of almonds and caramelised sugar), 'las Tortas de la Virgen' ('Cakes of the Virgin'), and 'roscos de San Lázaro' (almond biscuits), ...

Escuela Delengua is situated in the very centre of Granada, with a huge variety of restuarants, tapas bars and teterías (Arabic tea shops) right on the doorstep. Because of this, it is very easy for its students to enjoy the many delights of Granada's cuisine. Sometimes, Escuela Delengua organises group tapas tours or the cooking of typical food in the school, such as the traditional Spanish dish, paella. This is always a lot of fun, and very useful at the same time – you can get to know