- For people who travel to eat. Thursday 27 November 2014 Contact Us | About Us | Sitemap
TV Presenters course eventbrite
Search Foodtripper
Newsletter Updates
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

Andalucia: Pomegranate season

Andalucia: Pomegranate season
Pomegranates are in season! In the countryside surrounding Vejer, the trees are dripping and branches bending with the weight of these locally abundant fruits.
They are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat so whilst they are in season eat, use and juice them as often as possible.
This month we have been using pomegranate seeds in every class.  Students have learned how to easily remove the seeds by cutting off the crown, making eight small cuts around the top and then breaking the fruit apart in a bowl of water.  
The red arils (seeds) then sink to the bottom of the bowl as the white peel floats to the top.  It’s incredibly easy to do this and makes having a dish of these glistening seeds on hand in the fridge a healthy delight. Not only do we constantly snack on them, but we add them to salads, couscous and bulgar wheat, as well as using them as a garnish to Moroccan inspired dishes.  
The ancient city of Granada was re-named after this fabulous fruit during the Moorish period.  It is therefore no coincidence that the Spanish term for a pomegranate is “granada”. It is also featured in the coat of arms of the city.
Learn to cook in Spain with Annie
Find more cookery schools on Foodtripper
0 Comments | Add a comment


Fields marked with ( * ) are compulsory.

First name *
Last name *
Email address *
(will not be published)
Subscribe to newsletter?
22 January 2013
By: Anne Manson
Meet our regular columnists
Golborne Nash PR
Food tripper ebooks banner


OctNovember 2014Dec

Editor's Choice

Editor's  Choice
Spring has made an appearance, at last and we have al fresco ideas from picnics in the park to sky-high snacking in London and all over the world.
Helen Hokin: I’m considering relocating to Barbados. I could swap my reindeer onesie for a designer one-piece and save on heating bills without the hassle of switching suppliers every other month.
Travelling to a different part of the world usually means sampling the local cuisine, but if you’re headed somewhere as uninhabited and challenging as the Antarctic, then you only get to eat what you bring with you.