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WHERE’S THE BEEF? Castellon businessman sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef

A 60-YEAR-OLD businessman from Castellon has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef. The Supreme Court this week...

Why a Christmas Costa Blanca-made sweet that’s a Spanish favourite is making a move on the United Nations

COSTA Blanca politicians will ask the United Nations to designate November 7 as 'World Nougat Day'. The Alicante Provincial Council has approved the move to...

JOIN THE CLUB: Tasty and healthy vegan food delivered to your Spanish doorstep

Q. Tell us about Vegan Food Club. How it all started? A. First of all, thanks for having me. I come from a vegetarian family...

BUY LOCAL: Agricultural union in Spain’s Valencia urges consumers to support regional and national producers

To set the balance right, the Valencian co-op makes a simple suggestion: buy Valencian and Spanish produce, if possible directly from farmers at markets or from small businesses.

Mao brings a touch of class to Chinese cuisine on the Costa del Sol in Spain

HAD enough of insipid sweet and sour and unimaginative fried rice? Well now there is an alternative on the Costa del Sol. I popped along...

Fantastic Cooking Tips And Pointers To Make Your Life Tastier

A kind of art that everybody strives to learn in life is cooking. It’s true that everybody loves eating, but if we expand it...

Life’s a picnic: The Olive Press tests Bilbao’s famous Azurmendi restaurant

As Spain’s top chef Eneko Atxa opens in London, Jon Clarke checks out the green and wacky world of his Basque restaurant

Causing a stir: New paella making robot set to take over restaurants across Spain

PAELLA traditionalists can be heard slamming down their spatulas across the country after culinary boffins have revealed a robotic arm that is claimed to...

Andalucia’s Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit as travel between provinces resumes

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways...

El Oceano: A touch of class when dining out in Mijas

DINERS searching for a touch of class on the Costa del Sol will be delighted that El Oceano is is now open for the...

Old favourite meets new luxury at Olivia’s in La Cala

WHEN celebs arrive in the Costa del Sol, they call at La Cala.  While Marbella usually means one thing:  a full-on, hardcore, hangover-for-a-week partying where dawn...

Move over Rome! Why Spain’s Mijas might just be the new place to eat pizza

No one does pizza quite like the Italians. And there are only two ways to really ensure authentic Italian taste: live in the centre...

THE PERFECT PLONK: Spain’s red wine vintages to try and the ones to avoid this summer

AS the evenings get lighter and the temperatures begin to rise, signs of summer are well and truly here. And as bar terraces begin to...

Food for thought: Is chorizo in paella really such a bad thing?

THE other day, while treating myself to a paella in Valencia’s Plaça del Mercat, I asked a passing waiter for alioli.  The horror on the...

REVIEW: Kava, the hottest new restaurant in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THERE is almost nothing routine about Kava. The cooks also serve as waiters, the head chef taught himself at home and everything on the wine...

Self-taught chef with law degree wins Repsol award for Marbella restaurant Kava on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A SELF-taught chef with a Masters degree in law is lighting the way for a new culinary revolution on the costas. Lawyer Fernando Alcala, 30,...

FROM FARM TO FORK: EU announces farming overhaul to improve animal welfare and tackle climate change

Other aims of the European strategy include tackling climate change, protecting the environment, ensuring fair economic returns for producers at every stage of the supply chain, and boosting organic farming.

FAT FIGHTERS: EU enforces limit on artificial trans fats in food products

Fried fast food is the most infamous culprit, although artificial trans fats can also be found in certain types of margarines and vegetable oils, bakery products and frozen pizzas, among others.

LISTED: All 23 bars involved as tapas festival returns this weekend on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA will be staging the region’s first tapas festival in a year over the next two weekends. The sixth “Let’s Go For Tapas” event sees...

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED: Coronavirus spells the end of historic restaurants in Barcelona

FOUR historic restaurants in Barcelona city have been the latest high-profile victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal Pinxo was a hugely popular seafood eatery in...

Could Spain’s restaurant industry be the answer to its refugee crisis?

AS bombs rained down from the sky in Syria, all 38-year-old Wesal could think of were her children. In terror, she fled the civil...

El Oceano…paradise is closer than you think!

THE fabulous El Oceano is delighted to announce that it is now open for the 2021 season! After a challenging year to say the least...

MIRROR MIRROR: Coronavirus pandemic causes surge in eating disorders among teenagers

Psychologists insist on the importance of a correct education to help prevent the appearance of these conditions among kids and teenagers

Spain gets its own version of Great British Bake Off as Celebrity Bake Off España comes to Amazon Prime

READY, steady, bake!  Amazon Prime has announced it will be investing their dough into a Spanish version of Celebrity Bake Off.  The COVID pandemic has left...

Malaga based brewery announces launch of beer that tastes like red wine

A MALAGA-BASED brewery have announced a refreshing new launch.  After 117 years of producing specialty craft beer,  La Fábrica de Cruzcampo has launched a new...

GREEN BEACH BARS: Gandia announces plans for first eco-friendly chiringuitos in Spain

The move has been announced for summer 2024, when the current bar licences expire.

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