There are many specialities here, including migas de harina (fried crumbs), cocido (a characteristic type of stew), choto con ajillo (goat meat fried in garlic), all sorts of stews, pipirrana (a salad of tomatoes) and gazpacho (a cold soup of tomatoes, cucumber and peppers). Following the matanza, the slaughter of the pig, you could try an asadura de cebolla – a dish prepared with lots of spices, morcilla (a sort of black pudding), longaniza (cured sausage), pork loin and chops in a spicy sauce, and many other pork products, as well as dishes prepared from game. Sweet delicacies include buñuelos (sweet fritters) with honey, arroz con leche (rice pudding), and pastries and sweets such as borrachi-llos, and dulces de leche, all of which make up the rich culinary heritage of Turón. The most prized culinary element in Turón is its figs, eaten fresh or dried, and which are used in making pastries and fig bread.
Turón was established as a settlement during the Roman Empire, when it was known as “Turobriga” and was renowned for its lead mines, which are nowadays abandoned. It was part of the district of Taha del Gran Cehel under Moorish rule, when it was a prosperous and peaceful village, safeguarded by the protective hills which surround its urban area. The municipality of Turón was one of the few places where no violent acts were perpetrated against the Christians when the Rebellion of the Moors took place. Instead, the Morisco inhabitants of Turón, in spite of the fact that they joined in with the uprising, protected and accompanied their 18 Christian neighbours as far as the bridge at Adra in order to save their lives. Even so, this noble gesture did not prevent them from being slaughtered, and when the troops of Philip II arrived, the Moors were put to the sword. Following the Muslim defeat, this municipality was virtually abandoned, and was repopulated by settlers from other parts of Castile.