1. Basketwork in Canary Islands

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    From the book “Guía de Artesanía de Tenerife” by Inés Eléxpuru. Gobierno de Canarias, Madrid 2000.
    Basketry, an art [...]

  2. Bitter orange trees of bad reputation

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    From the book “La Cocina de al-Andalus” by Inés Eléxpuru. Alianza Editorial, Madrid 1994
    “For centuries, the bitter orange [...]

  3. Some traditional recipes from Morocco

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    From the book “Marruecos, gentes, tradiciones y creencias” by Yolanda Guardione. Alianza Editorial, Madrid 1996.
    « …many herbal medications [...]

  4. Vegetables from the orchards of Al-Andalus

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    From the book: “Gardens of Al-Andalus”, Islamic Culture Foundation [...]
    The following are just some of the species which were

  5. Some more orchard’s species

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    Carrots (Daucus carota [...]) also apparently derive from the region of Persia and were widely grown in Roman

  6. The grapewine legacy of Al-Andalus

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    CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) researchers have discovered pruning and grape wine propagation techniques in al-Andalus. The [...]

  7. Arabic coffee, World Heritage

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    [...]Arabic coffee has been included among the twenty elements added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage


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