Andalucía is a master of preserving the very best food. It’s a hot part of the world, so prior to refrigeration, food was preserved using salt, air, olive oil and pork fat. These methods are still used to this day.
Embutidos is the name given to preserved pork in the region. Look out for chorizo, salamis and caña de lomo (preserved pork loin). Also worth looking out for are chicharrones (preserved pork belly), tocino (preserved pork jowl), and lomo en manteca (cooked pork loin preserved in pork fat).
Salazones typically refers to fish salted and air-dried. One to look out for is mojama, or air-dried tuna. Meanwhile, conservas refers to anything canned and tinned. Look out for fabulous canned tuna, atun en manteca Iberica (tuna preserved in Iberian pork fat), partridge pate and preserved artichokes. You will find many bars serving only such preserved food and they are definitely worth a visit.