Food & Drink

Spain’s Andalucia smashes record for fruit and vegetable exports, strengthening leadership in the sector

ANDALUCIA has broken a new record in fruit and vegetable sales abroad, with €6,026 exported during 2020. This is an all-time high since there are...

Esteemed Costa chef cooks up a storm on Malaga’s highest peak for diabetes awareness

A WELL-known chef from the coastal town of Torre del Mar has scaled new heights to cook up some delicious food on a mountain...

WHAT’S THE BEEF?: Negotiations under way to launch artificial meat in Spain and Europe

The debate about the suitability of this product is raging throughout the world, with supporters and detractors practically equal in numbers.

BENVINGUTS A CHINA: Plans revealed for the creation of Spain’s first Chinatown district in Valencia

There are currently an estimated 20,000 residents of Chinese origin in Valencia city.

BEACH BARS VS THE BIRDS: Spain’s Castellon launches plans to reopen summer beach bars amidst environmental concerns

The clock is ticking for a summer campaign that is hoped will be better than last year’s

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 suits. Here the...

Wine or beer? Why not both with Malaga’s famous Cruzcampo brewery’s latest creation

CRUZCAMPO's boffins have done it again with their latest creation to come out of their Malaga brewery, Cruzcampo Grape Beer, a refreshing mix between...

ONION SKINS: Local brand of onions from Spain’s Valencia featured in British smash hit series on Netflix

A BRAND of onions grown in a Valencian town has become famous after appearing in British Netflix hit series Skins. The programme is a teen...

Havis Pizzeria and Kebab: Best pizzas and kebabs in the Costa del Sol’s Benahavis

Whether you’re going out for dinner with the family or just in search of a snack, look no further than Havis Pizzeria and Kebab. Situated...

REVOLUTION!: The best places to eat in Spain’s Madrid

MADRID has gone through a food revolution since I lived there in the early 1990s when it was literally all about roast suckling pig,...

INDIAN SPICE: A taste of authentic cuisine in the Costa del Sol’s Benahavis

Indian food is famous world over. But there is only one place to get your fix for your traditional favourites in Benahavis. Indian Spice has been...

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Promoters of Casa Cabanyal cultural centre in Valencia launch petition to avoid closure

IF there is one part of Valencia city that is well and truly off the beaten track, that would be the Cabanyal neighbourhood. For years,...

MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW: Experts warn of threats to food safety caused by climate change

CLIMATE change could have devastating effects on food safety all over the world in 20 years’ time. According to research by Valencia-based non-profit technological centre...

Food giant Danone expands Barcelona plant with €12 million vegan investment

WELL known dairy food manufacturer Danone has announced that it is to invest €12 million into its Barcelona facility to expand it's plant based...

Spain’s Malaga home to world’s most expensive loaf of bread, yours for just €1500 a loaf

IF your partial to a slice of toast and jam on a morning, chances are you won't be carving a slice off this loaf,...

Market town looks to claim new artichoke emoji as their own on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALMORADI, in the Vega Baja district of Costa Blanca, is looking to adopt the artichoke emoji on social media as their own. Commonly referred to...

Costa Blanca-made orange liqueur goes ‘viral’ after childhood cough medicine nostalgia in Spain

AN orange liqueur has created a social media buzz in Spain as drinkers say it reminds them of their childhood days of taking a...

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Bars and restaurants in the Valencia region to reopen in March

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen gradually from March 1 – COVID permitting. A meeting between the regional Health department and representatives...

Expert predicts new Aldi-Lidl price war in fresh challenge to Mercadona’s place as Spain’s leading supermarket

A fresh supermarket price war between Aldi and Lidl has been predicted by one of Spain's major retail market research analysts. Florencio Garcia from Kantar...

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain. More than 250,000 families...

Two new supermarkets open in popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALDI strengthens its presence on the Costa Blanca as it opens its first supermarket in La Marina Urb. and a new store in Orihuela...

Aponiente chef Angel Leon gets his underwater superfood approved by the UN

HE is Spain’s definite Chef of the Sea, an off-the-wall maverick, more than worthy of his three Michelin stars. But now Angel Leon of Cadiz’s...

THE FUTURE IS ORANGE: Valencian citrus farmers finally on the money ‘thanks’ to COVID

Valencian orange and lemon producers saw their income go up at last

Barcelona company wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020

A VEGAN brand based in Barcelona is feasting at the top table after winning a highly coveted business prize.  Plant-based food company Heura scooped the...

Delighful dozen: The wine discoveries in Spain you need to know about according to experts

A DOZEN Spanish wines have received sparkling reviews from a top drinks critic.  Fedellos do Couto, Bastarda from Galicia and Javier Revert Viticultor, Simeta from...

DARLING BUDS OF NAY: Valencia region heads ranking of abandoned farmland in Spain

There are currently 162,902 hectares of crops standing empty and unused

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