An Andalusian Experience

RECOMMENDED READING

Great books on Andalusia, written by the experts, from Santana Books - indispensable reading for anyone, anywhere, with an interest in southern Spain.

Made in Andalucía
Arts and crafts of Southern Spain
By Bob and Ruth Carrick

Andalusia has been rich in arts and crafts for centuries and this tradition is carried on today in countless workshop scattered throughout the region, often in hidden villages seldom visited by outsiders. Made in Andalucía opens up this fascinating world and guides you to more than 200 workshop, where you can meet the artisans and buy their crafts at unbeatable prices. (240 pages, illustrated).

Walking in Andalucia
By Guy Hunter-Watts

A guide to 34 walks in six of Andalusia´s natural parks. All of the full and half-day walks, many of them virtually unknown, start from beautiful villages. The book also includes easy-to-follow detailed route notes with times, distances and gradings, full colour maps and photographs for each walk, and advice on what to pack, when to walk and the best places to stay and eat in each area. (258 pages)
Illustrated with colour photography and maps.

Ventas
By Bob Carrick

This unique guide reviews 55 great places where you can eat good, hearty food in a country setting at half the price you would pay for a meal in a conventional restaurant - and all within a short drive from the Costa del Sol.

Tapas and More Great Dishes From Spain
By Janet Mendel
Photographs: John James Wood

This striking cookbook is a celebration of the sunny flavors of Spain - olive oil, garlic, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood - in an attractive presentation of more than 50 classic recipes from Spain's premier cookbook author, fully illustrated with stunning colour photographs. 

Birds of Iberia
By Clive Findlayson and David Tomlinson

Detailed descriptions of more than 150 bird species and the main habitats, migration patterns and ornithological sites. Lavishly illustrated with line drawings and color photographs.
(224 pages). Large format hardback. Illustrated.

A Selection of Wildflowers of Southern Spain
By Betty Molesworth Allen

Southern Spain is host to a very rich variety of wildflowers in widely diverse habitats, some species growing nowhere else. This book describes more than 200 common plants of the region, each illustrated in full colour with simple text for easy identification and enjoyment. (260 pages). Illustrated.

The Story of SpainThe Story of Spain
By Mark Williams

The dramatic history of Spain from the caves of Altamira to the present day. A story of kings and poets, saints and conquistadors, emperors and revolutionaries. The author re-creates the drama, excitement and pathos of Spain's colorful history in a highly readable form.
(272 pages). Illustrated

Cooking in Spain
By Janet Mendel 

The definitive guide to cooking in Spain, with more than 400 great traditional recipes. Complete information on regional specialities and culinary history, how to buy the best at the market, English-Spanish glossary and handy conversion guide. (376 pages). Illustrated

The Best of Spanish Cooking
By Janet Mendel

The top food writer in Spain today invites you to a memorable feast featuring her all-time favorite Spanish recipes. More than 170 tantalizing dishes are presented, allowing you to recreate the flavor of Spain in your own home.
(272 pages)

Shopping for Food and Wine in Spain

Even though Spain is now an integral part of the European Market, it is still a little exotic, which can make shopping a challenge. This complete guide helps you buy food and wine with confidence, saving you money, time and frustration.
(168 pages)

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