April, a month filled with foodie events around Malaga

Día de Pipeo comes to Casarabonela on 6 April.
Día de Pipeo comes to Casarabonela on 6 April. / SUR
  • Every year, more and more towns and villages join in with spring festivals which celebrate local dishes and produce

April is going to be a busy month for many towns and villages around the province as it is a popular month for a wide variety of food festivals.

The first one is Día del Pipeo in Casarabonela on 6 April . It is based on a typical dish of the area, Pipeo - a stew made with lettuce, artichoke, asparagus, garlic and onions.

On the same day, Istán is dedicating a festival to local gastronomy and the orange. Hundreds of litres of orange juice will be given out to visitors and there will be plenty of other typical dishes to taste.

The weekend of the 6 and 7 April is when Casabermeja is offering a special menu in many of its bars and restaurants featuring spring produce. There will also be a market selling cheese and local products.

Periana is celebrating the local verdial olive oil on the same weekend with plenty of opportunities to try the 'liquid gold'.

On 13 and 14 April, Casares will be showing off its local dishes in a festival which will have competitions, tastings and a food market.

Villanueva del Concepción celebrates the broad bean on 27 April with a festival dedicated to this versatile vegetable.

On the same day is Día de la Morcilla (black sausage) in Canillas de Aceituno and the local delicacy will be accompanied by plenty of beer and local wine.