Olive oil, which is delicious and in abundant supply throughout the province, gives flavour and personality to this original cuisine.

Salads like the typical pipirrana (tomato and cucumber salad) will satisfy the most demanding palates. The cod with potatoes or the dumplings, game meats –both large and small game–, lamb from the Sierra de Segura, the characteristic rinrán (cod and potato dish) form part of a gastronomy which visitors can enjoy in villages and towns throughout the region of Jaén.

Olive oil also makes an appearance in pastries and sweets such as the tortas de matalahúva, ochíos and Christmas sweets.