My wife and I are going to Spain in May, mostly Andalusia. We'll visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Las Alpujarras, Jerez, and do a bit of hiking in the Sierra Nevada. We're planning to eat mostly tapas - I know this region is associated with tapas culture, and we tend to eat that way even when we're at home in the states. I'm not too familiar with the options I might encounter, and my Spanish language skills are fair at best, so, can anyone tell me some of the dishes to seek out? Are there some tapas specific to Andalusia or any of the cities mentioned?
Also, if anyone has a favorite tapas place in any of the cities. please share.
And finally, we often have a quick picnic for breakfast of lunch, so any suggestions for great grocery items - particular types of cheese, sausage, olives and such, that I should be on the look out for.
Thanks for any thoughts.