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36 years of migas in Torrox

Visitors watch as the migas are prepared.
Visitors watch as the migas are prepared. / E. CABEZAS
  • Every year, on the Sunday before Christmas, the town shares one of its traditional recipes with residents and visitors

As has been the tradition for 36 years, this Sunday Torrox Pueblo will be holding its Fiesta de las Migas. Every year, on the Sunday before Christmas, the town shares one of its traditional recipes with residents and visitors.

The local dish is essentially breadcrumbs, or 'migas' in Spanish. However, these breadcrumbs are like no other; they are fried in local olive oil and garlic and served up with a glass of local sweet wine and a typical salad.

Migas was a dish traditionally served to labourers who worked the fields as a filling meal to keep them going throughout the long day spent working in the 'campo' (countryside).

The event is recognised by the Junta de Andalucía as being of cultural and touristic importance.

The migas festival is moving with the times and this year a gluten-free alternative will also be available.

In addition to the main event, a full day of activities is being organised starting at 10am. Every year there is a market with stalls selling local produce, arts and crafts.

A traditional verdiales (typical Malaga folk music) group will provide music to accompany the migas tasting at lunch time.

Later on in the day there will be live bands playing in the Plaza de la Constitución in Torrox Pueblo.