November, 2015

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It is said that the pomegranate contains 613 seeds. This is the same as the number of commandments or mitzvah in the Torah. The pomegranate is called "rimon" in hebrew; however, the word "pomegranate" derives from the Latin words "pomum" (apple) and "granatus" (seeds). It is a fruit in season during the fall months, and it played an important role in many Mediterranean regions, especially among Jewish population.

Pomegranates are listed in the Bible as one the Seven Species in the Land of Israel. For Jewish people, the pomegranate is considered a symbol of stability, harmony, justice, fertility, and wisdom. The first Jewish people—who established themselves in the settlement under the name of "Gharnata al-Yahud"—already knew about this fruit imported from Iran. Around that time, the "ruman" in Arabic, or "granada" in Spanish, became an emblem for the city after the arrival of the Zirid dynasty. To this day, the pomegranate is still the typical ingredient of the local diet not only for its medicinal properties, but also for its symbolism and beauty.

GRANADA DE PORCELANA ESMALTADA

GRANADA DE PORCELANA ESMALTADA

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Built on the steep Sabika Hill, the Alcazaba of the Alhambra sits on the foundations of an ancient, free-standing fortress from the 11th century. This old military fortress consisted of a neighbourhood, three blocks of houses with an inner courtyard, and various workshops, baths, and canteens.

There were also nine towers of different size which were linked together by thick walls using mortar. Many stories have been told of these towers for centuries... For instance, the Torre de la Cautiva (Tower of the Captive)—aka Torre de la Ladrona (Tower of the Woman Thief) or Tower of the Sultana— was named after Soraya, a slave of the King Muley Hacén, who was imprisoned in the dungeons of the Alhambra. This is confirmed by a popular story which tells how Boabdil, after handing over the key to the city of Granada, walked out the Puerta de los Siete Suelos, and requested the sealing of the door. That way, nobody would ever passed through that door again. It remained sealed shut until its full destruction by Napoleonic troops in the 19th century.

LIBRETA PEQUEÑA ESTRELLA TORRE DE LA CAUTIVA

LIBRETA PEQUEÑA ESTRELLA TORRE DE LA CAUTIVA

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LÁMINA "TORRE SIETE SUELOS" BUCKNALL

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LÁMINA "TORRE DE GOMARES" BUCKNALL

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The Spanish language term for 'oil' is “aceite” from the Arab word az-zayt which literally means "olive juice". It has been used since the establishment of the first Eastern Mediterranean civilizations, and it was considered sacred due to its medical properties. However, it was not until the Roman times when olive oil gained more prestige, and even more during the reign of Al-Andalus. In the Nasrid period, the process of cultivating and storing of olive oil was improved. Since then, its delicious flavour, smell, and medical properties formed the basis of the Mediterranean diet.

GASTRONOMIA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS

GASTRONOMIA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS

ARBELOS, CARLOS

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FOGONES GRANADINOS. UNA DIETA MEDITERRÁNEA

FOGONES GRANADINOS. UNA DIETA MEDITERRÁNEA

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COCINA MEDITERRANEA

COCINA MEDITERRANEA

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