Friday, February 3, 2023

Food & Drink

Vegan foie gras takes Spain by storm

WHILE most Spanish supermarket chains stock a range of vegetarian and vegan products, such as the well-known cheese substitutes and tofu burgers, one of...

Calorie counting: The difference between the UK and Spain

As calorie counting gains momentum in the UK, Susannah Grant takes a look at how Spain is battling the bulge.

RECIPE: Tasting the influence of Moorish cuisine in Spain

SITUATED just 15 kilometres apart, it is not surprising that there are so many ties between Morocco and Spain. No more is this felt than...

The Malaga winery making fine, dry, elegant mountain wine (just the way Catherine the Great liked it)

MALAGA’S hugely famous local dry wine enjoyed a 200-year boom until the early 20th century when it faded into obscurity. When winemaker Victoria Ordoñez...

Two-thirds of Spain’s ‘lucky’ midnight grapes are grown in Alicante Province

TWO-thirds of grapes that'll be eaten at midnight in Spain to welcome in 2023 will have been grown in Alicante Province. They are the Aledo...

Feliz Navidad: The best cocktail recipes to boost the Christmas spirit!

THE one sure-fire way to bag a kiss under the mistletoe this winter is to combine a little Christmas spirit with a lot of...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Traditional Italian dessert ‘Panettone’ officially included in prestigious Spanish dictionary

It’s stocked on supermarket shelves across Spain and now it’s entering Spanish dictionaries.  Panettone, one of Italy’s most popular desserts, especially at Christmas, is now...

TOP FIZZERS as Spain’s best bargain supermarket cavas are revealed for seasonal quaffing

IF you are doing some last minute shopping this Christmas Eve, then shoving in a few bottles of good quality cava into your trolley...

The nutty and sweet Spanish Christmas treat that’s worth getting your teeth into!

MANY a Spaniard enjoys tucking into the festive treat of turron which can challenge the strongest teeth and best dentures! Turrons are a nougat-like confection,...

Have yourself a pricey little Christmas as costs soar for seasonal food favourites in Spain

CHRISTMAS food shopping in Spain has been an eye-opener this year with customers having to dig deep into their pockets to buy their traditional...

Salud! What makes Spanish wine so special?

If you love wine, then Spain is most definitely the right country for you.

Expert tips on how to choose great festive wines from Spain to try this Christmas

Ben & Matthew from Simply Spanish Wine offer their tips on great festive wines to try this Christmas.

Unhealthy warning over some of Spain’s main brand chocolate nougat ‘turrons’

SPAIN'S OCU consumer watchdog says that nearly half of the country's main-branded chocolate turrons are not up to scratch. With the festive turron-eating season upon...

Party options: Perfect spots to celebrate Christmas in and out of Gibraltar

Festive flavours at PizzaExpress OH come, all ye hungry! This season, Pizza Express is setting the table for a festive feast with extra flavour. Indulgence is...

REVIEW: A trip to Andalucia’s Cordoba to taste why Noor has two Michelin stars

HALF science lesson, half history, a meal at Cordoba’s culinary science lab, known as Noor, is an essential journey for anyone interested in Spanish...

Spain’s bars and restaurants expecting bumper post-Covid Christmas

AROUND this time last year, the emergence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus dashed the hopes of Spain’s bars and restaurants of any...

Ready to celebrate: Wagamama and Las Iguanas in Gibraltar’s Ocean Village offer a taste of Christmas with a difference

AS Christmas approaches, Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar is the perfect place to head for an international festive celebration. Two of its most popular spots...

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT: Spain’s giant chocolate nativity scene and other Christmas traditions

WHEN it comes to nativity scenes, some of Spain's look good enough to eat. In one case it is quite literally so. The town of...

Spain’s ‘sweet-tooth’ capital to welcome pioneering ice cream research centre

JIJONA is to become the home of a pioneering artisan ice cream research centre. The small Alicante Province town boasts the biggest number of artisan...

Concerns over olive oil price hike in Spain as production halved

The olive, which has always been a symbol of the Mediterranean, is now starting to represent the harsh challenges of living in a hotter,...

Luxury tourism grows by 30% in Spain’s Malaga

PREMIUM tourism is on the rise in the Capital of the Costa del Sol, says tourism delegate. According to Jacobo Florido, Malaga's Councillor for Tourism,...

Two restaurants in Spain get first-ever coveted ‘three star’ Michelin award

TWO restaurants in Spain have been upgraded to a maximum 'three star' Michelin status in the organisation's 2023 guide for Spain and Portugal. It brings...

Michelin Star Restaurants in Spain’s Malaga includes new additon Kaleja restaurant

THE Kaleja restaurant in Malaga has received its first Michelin star, bringing the total number of Michelin stars in the province to nine. A Michelin...

Feeling festive in Gibraltar – Ocean Village is the place to visit this Christmas

START feeling festive at Ocean Village! It is the ideal destination to get you into the spirit of the season… whether you’re with kids,...

Gordon Ramsay visits Malaga on the Costa del Sol as he films his latest Road Trip show

GORDON Ramsay has been spotted filming in one of Malaga’s more unusual restaurants. The celebrity chef - who has had 17 Michelin Stars in his...

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