Category: Local Produce

Capers, an essential ingredient in the gastronomy of the Illes

The caper is neither a fruit nor a seed.

Tàperes (capers) are an essential condiment for many dishes in the cuisine of the Balearics. These are a traditional product of the Mallorcan countryside, and their use in cooking had already been experimented by the Greeks and Romans. The latter were true specialists in seasoning fish and meat with capers.

The Llonguet, a bread roll with identity

From a bread roll baked just for the wealthy to a symbol of the city of Palma

The llonguet is a bread roll that has its own identity and history, a history that dates back to the days of the archduke Lluís Salvador.

Obra de llatra

“Obra de llatra” is an artisanal product made from the leaves of the dwarf fan palm (chamaerops humilis), the only palm native to Europe that is commonly found in the Mediterranean.

Llengües fabric: Mediterranean ikats

Mallorca’s looms produce what are probably the last ikats in Europe.

Ikat is a dyeing and fabric weaving technique. The name the llengües fabric receives in Mallorca is robes de llengües, a traditional fabric with a long history on the island.

Son Mut Nou

In the heart of the Marina de Llucmajor, Mallorca, stands the Son Mut Nou Finca, here the earth is dry and rain is a rare commodity, fig trees make the most of the dryness and extract what they need from the dry ground and clay to produce an even more tasty fruit.

Galmés i Ribot, working the land with love and respect

Finca Rotes dels Cavallers belongs to the Galmés Ribot family, but way back in the 17th century it belonged to the mythical Comte Mal (Count Evil) who rented it out to his knights so they could cultivate the vineyard and produce wine, evidence of the long established wine making tradition in Santa Margalida.

Flor d’Ametler, the fragrance of Mallorca

There are many perfumes on the market, but only one evokes the true Mallorca. Flor d’Ametler perfume is made from the blossom of a species typical to Mallorca, the almond tree. A traditional fragrance produced by hand, its recipe is a closely-guarded family secret.

The Llaüt, cultural heritage

The ‘llaüt’ is the traditional trawl fishing vessel of the Balearic Islands, although nowadays it is more a piece of craftsmanship whose use is reserved to enthusiasts and its presence within the Mallorcan fleet is essentially nominal.

The Ramellet tomato

Mallorca has its own native variety of tomato known as the ramellet tomato, which is traditionally sown onto string and hung to prolong its preservation.

Majorcan sobrasada

Embedded with protected geographical indication. Raw cured meat product, made with selected pork meat, minced and seasoned with paprika, salt and spices stuffed into casings and mature slowly and carefully as the experience from generation to generation. The taste is mild and pleasant and spices are present in the aftertaste.

Mallorcan embroidery

The mallorcan-embroidery stitch is part of the history of Majorca’s traditional embroidery. The mallorcan-embroidery is a free-stitch embroidery technique, as it is done directly on top of the fabric. The embroidery is present on clothes and house linen.

The Majorca Pla i Llevant Designation of Origin

Pla i Llevant (The Plain and Eastern Mallorca): The area covered by the Pla i Llevant Designation of Origin is one of Mallorca’s most traditional vine-growing and wine-producing areas, because vines have been grown here since the island’s domination by the Romans.

Glass Blowing

The process used in Majorca to make handcrafted glass objects, or at least the most common process, is glass blowing, the origins of which date back to the second century.

The DO Binissalem Majorca

THE DO BINISSALEM MAJORCA. In Mallorca, and in the Mediterranean, there can be no festival without wine. Wine is present in religion, celebrations and at mealtimes. Wine has sculpted our landscape, our architecture and our culture.  

Pottery Craftsmanship

Pottery craftsmanship is one of Mallorca’s most dynamic artisan activities. The most common objects made are those used everyday in the Mallorcan kitchen:

“Molins” Windmills and watermills

Windmills and watermills were all over the island. Nowadays they have lost their original function, but they are of great value as heritage, having witnessed the economic, social and cultural past of Majorca.

Herb liquor of Mallorca

There are three kinds of herb liquor: sweet, semidry and dry, depending on their content of anisette and liquor. Sweet liquors contain three parts of anisette and one part of liquor (such as Cazalla). The semidry ones have a 50/50 proportion. Dry liquors contain only liquor.


The history of mayonnaise begins in 1756, although some historians point out that it was already present in Balear cooking in the 16th Century. It was in this year that the Duke of Richelieu, the nephew of the famous cardinal, seized control of Maó snatching the sovereignty from the English.

The winery José Luís Ferrer

Since 1931, the winery José Luís Ferrer has produced some of the islands’ best wines within the certificate of origin of Binissalem. Their red Reserve, made from Mantonegro and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, is one of the favourites of the region.

The “Rondaies Mallorquines” are traditional stories of the island of Mallorca

The “Rondaies Mallorquines” are traditional stories of the island of Mallorca, which were passed on orally from the parents to their children. They appeared in written form from Mossèn Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda’s compliations, who published them from 1880 onwards under the pseudonymous Jordi d’es Racó in 24 volumes, which were called “Aplec de Rondaies Mallorquines d’En Jordi d’es Racó”.

Palo Liquor

Palo is an exquisite liqueur which originated in the 16th and 17th Centuries, when there was a lot of swampland in Majorca and the mosquitoes spread the terrible disease of malaria.

The Ocarina

This is an instrument of the globular flute family and has a beaked mouthpiece. It is egg-shaped, made out of clay and has a mouthpiece that joins the whistle to its side; there are eight finger holes. The more recent history of the Ocarina can be traced to the Italian village of Budrio, located some twenty kilometres from Bolonia.

The spectacle of mallorcan almond trees

Between January and February, the blossom on the almond trees covers the Mallorcan countryside with an impressive white blanket. It is an image that has been recreated in paintings, novels and photographs throughout history.

Mallorcan Wine, a rising sector

The Macià Batle wine cellars are located in Santa Maria del Camí, in the heart of Mallorca. The company began its activity in 1856 and is now one of the island’s most established wine cellars.