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Malaga Almonds

Gastronomy 04/11/2013
Some weeks ago, here on the blog of Hotel Angela, we told you about the tasty and traditional Malaga raisins. Today we would like to talk about another very typical product from Malaga: almonds.

As we told you when we talked about raisins, even if tourism is the most important economic sector in Malaga, agriculture is also very important for the region.

Almonds grow mainly in the Guadalhorce Valley, Antequera and some areas of La Axarquía and are one of the most exported products from Malaga.

One of the towns that love this product the most is Almogía, a nice village in the Malaga Mountains which most important economic activity is mainly the cultivation of almonds. This village every late September celebrates the Day of the Almond, an event which main aim is to promote their typical products and show visitors the importance and the traditional side of the almond industry.

You can have them salty if you eat them fried or sweet if you go for the garrapiñada version. Not only they can be eaten as a snack but they also can be part of many lovely dishes as they are a very important ingredient in our cuisine. Two very typical dishes from here containing almonds are the Malaga sponge or the traditional ajoblanco, a cold soup which colour is white due to this ingredient.

You surely have seen some almond kiosks while wandering around Costa del Sol. These kiosks are so typical from Malaga that we really hope they never disappear as thanks to them the old profession of the almond seller stays alive.

If you have never tried these lovely Malaga almonds here at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you get some from one of these traditional kiosks, give them a go and if you fancy please share your impressions with us.

We declare ourselves in love with Malaga and its typical products!! What about you?

Beatriz Muñoz

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