Thursday, January 27, 2022

Food & Drink

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...

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...

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...

Famous wine and sherry producer known for Tio Pepe is voted decade’s best winery in Spain

ONE of Spain's most famous sherry and wine producers has been voted 'Best Spanish Winery of the Decade'. The AEPEV association of wine journalists gave...

SOBERING ISSUE: Shortage of whisky, gin, vodka and rum looms in Spain, according to industry bosses

THIS Christmas you may have to stick to the beer and wine. International transportation ‘issues’ could lead to a shortage of whisky, gin, vodka and...

Ronda bakery creates special banana palmiers to raise money for victims of La Palma volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands

A BAKERY in Ronda has been whipping up special sweet treats with a banana flavour in order to raise money for those affected by...

Burger King in Spain’s Madrid goes vegetarian

ONE Burger King in Spain is going entirely meat free for a month. The branch on Madrid’s famous Paseo del Prado has teamed up with...

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

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.

What you need to know about the wild mushroom hunting craze that grips Spain each autumn

AS the sun sets on summer, mushroom hunters across Spain take up the challenge of tracking down their favourite wild and wonderful edible fungi,...

Free book promoting local traditional recipes given to residents in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, incorporating the popular expat urbanisation of La Marina, has produced a free recipe book publicizing the traditional gastronomy of the municipality.  The town’s...

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