Thursday, December 9, 2021

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, Spain’s Michelin-starred chef behind the new gourmet experience at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz

The culinary genius is bringing his exquisite dishes to Madrid from Valencia, writes Fiona Govan.

Chef reveals perfect Spanish tortilla hack in viral video – but you will need 57 eggs

YOU can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t make the perfect Spanish tortilla without inevitably making a mess in a...

Meet the two Brits on a mission to help expats explore beyond the supermarket shelf and seek out Spain’s...

SPAIN produces exceptionally good quality wine at more than affordable prices but with around 150 native grape varieties and terms like denominación de origen...

The ultimate cheese lovers’ guide to local Spanish queso in Andalucia

SAY cheese and you might not instantly think of Spain.  It’s the French that dominated for years when it came to fromage - meanwhile, Spaniards...

Can vegan butchers help Spain give meat the chop?

A RASH of shops selling plant-based products under the guise of animal fare may persuade Spaniards to cut back on meat consumption, though it...

Surprising facts about lemons as Citrus Saturday approaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LEMON CULTIVATION in the Vega Baja region is the subject of a conference this Saturday, November 27. The region’s first “Citrus Day” is being celebrated...

Ten tasty regional specialities to discover in Spain’s Murcia 

TYPICALLY overshadowed by its more touristy neighbours Valencia and Andalucia, visitors to Murcia may be surprised to discover the wealth of regional gastronomic delights...

Customer’s outrage over ‘excessive’ tortilla bill in Spain goes viral

A SPANIARD who reportedly splashed out on food and drink at a bar in Madrid was left outraged when the bill arrived. The meal of...

Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol hosts charity ham slicing contest

A CHARITY jamon-cutting contest will be held on Sunday, November 21, in Benalmadena. There has long been a competitive element in mastering the fine art...

WATCH: Madrid resident causes stir by curing meat from washing line and it’s the most Spanish thing you’ll see...

A RESIDENT in the Madrid neighbourhood of La Concepcion has become a local ‘cause celebre’ after attracting attention for choosing to hang hunks of...

Half-price meal discounts in Alicante City restaurants in Spain thanks to new dining voucher scheme

DINERS in Alicante restaurants could save up to €250 each on going out for a meal, thanks to the city's new 'Gastronomic Bonus' voucher...

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...

Robot with cat-like look serves diners at award-winning Costa Blanca restaurant in Spain

AN award-winning Costa Blanca restaurant is using a locally-made robot to serve customers. Michelin star-holding chef, Maria Jose San Roman, has brought in a BellaBot...

DELIVERING A VERY BRITISH CHRISTMAS TO EUROPE

A luxury hamper specialist has pulled out all the stops to ensure thousands of expat customers don’t miss out on their favourite British treats...

Meet the two friends behind the first gluten-free bakery in Ronda

THE idea had been slowly warming up for years. But when it came, it was a masterstroke for Ronda: the first gluten-free baker! Piquito Bakery, set...

Pubs running dry as driver shortage hits supply chain but beer will still be on the menu in Spain

BOOZERS fearful that the country will run out of alcohol will be hoppy to hear that beer will always be on the menu.  As companies...

Shelling out!: How Ronda in Spain is turning into a new centre for pistachio growing

TAKE a walk around the Ronda area these days and you’ll notice a series of bright green trees springing up everywhere. Look closely and you’ll...

Celebrating a Christmas tradition in Spain in Alicante Province’s Jijona

THE heart of nougat making in Alicante Province will be hosting this Sunday's World Nougat Day. Jijona will be offering 'open days' in its nougat...

Goat cheese made in Andalucia area of Spain is voted the best in the world

AN Andalucia cheesery has walked away with the top prize at the 2021 World Cheese Awards in Oviedo. Quesos y Besos from Guarroman in Jaen...

Scotch eggs, paella and a dubious looking ‘sea of vegetables’: Tapas Trail is back on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NOTHING shows a return to a much-needed normality in Spain than a well-organised Tapas Trail. Over Hallowe’en weekend, the Vega Baja municipality of San Fulgencio...

The Best Culinary Experiences on Mallorca

Imagine setting off on an unforgettable gastronomic adventure from one of the most luxurious villas in Mallorca to explore sensational cuisine on every corner....

Saintly sweets: These are the traditional pastries eaten on All Saints’ Day in Spain

SPAIN seems to have a traditional dish for every occasion and this is particularly true on All Saints’ Day. November 1 is a national holiday...

Baker from southern Spain crowned the very best breadmaker in the whole world

A PANADERO from the Sevillian town of Lebrija has scooped the top prize in World Baker Awards 2021. Domi Vélez won the best baker crown...

La Inglesa: The extraordinary love story behind a winery in the heart of Spain’s Andalucia and the Englishwoman that...

NESTLED in the heart of Andalucia you can find the Sierra de Montilla (Cordoba), an unexpected paradise for wine lovers. Often eclipsed by the nearby...

The famous Valencian paella gets ‘Cultural Interest’ seal of approval in Spain

THE traditional Valencian paella has been classified as an 'Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest' by the Valencian government. A decree published this Friday(October 29) establishes...

Guests at two-michelin starred Atrio restaurant in Spain’s Extremadura steal 45 bottles of wine worth millions

THIEVES have stolen millions of euros worth of wine from a luxury hotel in Caceres.  The wine cellar at Atrio de Caceres where a bottle...

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