The culinary art of this town is well known by its rich and varied gastronomy. These products used in the typical dishes include rabbit, baby goats, pork, venison, hare, Spanish oyster plant, asparagus, snails and large snails.
There is no doubt Madina Sidonia
is the cake and pastry making capital of the province,
such as amarguillas (sweetmeat and bitter almonds),
polvorones (crumbly shortbreads), tortas pardas (sponge
cake filled with citron jam), yemas (delicacy made
of egg yolks), pastas (tea cakes), piñonates
(pine nut cakes), mantecados (Christmas lardy cakes),
pestiños (honey fritters) and most typical
cake from Medina alfajor (rich almond fudge). Its
recipe has been passed down for centuries over many
generations until nowadays.