Food & Drink

SWEET GRAPES: Spain’s Valencia area leads the way in ecological cava production

THE Utiel-Requena inland area of Valencia has long been a world-class denomination for wines rivalling even La Rioja – and cava is the name...

DINING OUT IN SPAIN: Lights, camera, action!

MOVIE buffs will love this hip new restaurant just opened in a converted cinema near Ronda (Andalucia). Caireles Restaurante Club has been born out of...

SEND PLASTIC PACKING: Spanish food industry experts meet to discuss sustainable packaging and new Residue Law

MORE than 200 companies and organisations took part in a virtual meeting this week to discuss sustainable food packaging and the ever-growing problem of...

RESTAURANT REVAMP: Five eateries on Spain’s Valencia beach will be demolished to make way for more ecological buildings

FIVE rice restaurants on Valencia’s Malvarrosa beach will be demolished to make way for ‘greener’ buildings that are more integrated into the surroundings. The green...

SEAWEED BREAD: Scientists in Spain’s Valencia produce a healthier type of gluten-free bread by adding edible algae

This problem is said to directly affect nearly 450,000 celiac people in Spain.

Traditional paella from the Valencia area of Spain could become a UNESCO asset

PAELLA could be labelled as a UNESCO heritage asset if the Valencian government gets its way. An official application process has begun via a declaration...

COOKING IN SPAIN: How hard is homemade tapas?

FOR many expats, Janet Mendel’s Cooking in Spain became a bible for everything from paella to pimientos fritos.  Now more than ever, with restaurants closing...

A premium gin created on the Costa Blanca in Spain becomes an international award winner

IF Spain and alcohol are mentioned in the same sentence, then wine or a fine brandy are products that might immediately spring to mind. But...

REVIEW: Is El Jardin at five star hotel Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol worth the money?

One experienced German chef is proving that you can eschew modern cooking styles and still be exciting, discovers Jon Clarke

FROM PITCH TO PLATE: Spain’s Villareal football club opens own restaurant in Ceramica stadium

THESE are great times to be a fan of Villareal football club. Not only has Castellon’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ fought its way through to its first...

The ultimate bar crawl and guide to tapas in Granada

WHEN in Rome they say you should do as the Roman's do. And in Granada, I was equally happy to follow suit. Here the...

DOWN ON THE FARM: Plans underway to launch first ‘open farms’ day in Spain’s Valencia region to promote sustainable...

IF the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the importance of local commerce – specially when it comes to food. Producers,...

REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke was blown away by Madrid’s masterchef who wouldn’t even give Princess Leticia, David Beckham or Mark Zuckerburg a table

Calling all adventurers: ‘Zarajos’ and ‘entresijos’ – tried the weird Spanish food from Madrid?

Jon Clarke tests his tastebuds with a few of the culinary oddities of Madrid

REVIEW: We track down the true home of the Andalucian vernacular, where vegetables are the stars and your wallet...

Jon Clarke tracks down the hidden gem of Meson Sabor Andaluz in the heart of inland Cadiz an hour inland from the Costa Del Sol

Oyster harvesting returns to Spain’s Santoña after red tide outbreak

OYSTER farming has returned to the area of Santoña today (Monday, May 10) after the Spanish Government halted a temporary ban. The Regional Ministry...

DINING REVOLUTION: Where to eat in Estepona on the Costa del Sol

JUST take a sniff around the centre these days and, please, whisper it quietly: The most upwardly-mobile resort on the Costa del Sol is...

REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

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...

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