Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Food & Drink

Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit in Spain’s Andalucia

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways...

‘Sinpa’: Huge group of diners attempt to run off without paying restaurant bill in Spain’s Barcelona but the plan...

A GROUP of young people attempted to run off without paying a whopping bill in a Barcelona restaurant but failed after leaving while several...

How Spain’s Valencia region has become a coastal paradise for wine lovers

Wine tourism is taking off across the region of Valencia. Matthew Desoutter at Simply Spanish Wine takes a look at what's on offer.

Spain’s wine trade breathes easy after European Parliament backtracks over ‘cancer warning’ labels

SPAIN'S wine industry has applauded a U-turn from European politicians who ditched proposals to slap 'cancer warning' labels on wine bottles. The European Parliament(EP) rolled...

Sherry producers in Andalucia’s Jerez area of Spain launch campaign to boost UK business

PRESTIGIOUS sherries from the Jerez area will feature in a new advertising campaign targeting UK drinkers after a recent sherry sales boost during COVID...

CHINWAG OVER THE CHORIZO! EXCLUSIVE: ‘Like any normal couple’ the King and Queen of Holland booked a restaurant and...

IT was a usually busy Saturday night in one of Ronda’s most popular restaurants. As the noise levels were shifting up a gear in came...

Estrella Damned? How Boris birthday bash is proving great publicity for Catalan lager brand

THEY say that no publicity is bad publicity and while a photograph showing Boris Johnson clutching a beer during a lockdown event at Downing...

Valencia’s HUNDRED wins best hamburger in Spain for 2nd year running

A VALENCIAN restaurant has won the title of Spain's best hamburger for the second year running. The chain of two restaurants in Valencia city only...

Dry January: How good are Spain’s alcohol-free alternatives?

As we approach the end of January, how many have managed to stay alcohol free? Will it continue into February? We asked Jo Chipchase to test some alternatives

Bitter Taste: Malaga bids adios to its iconic Café Central after more than a century of making coffee on...

ONE of Spain’s most iconic cafes, famed for inventing the terms for different strengths of coffee that are second nature to Malagueños, has closed...

Lidl wins legal battle over its much cheaper version of Thermomix kitchen gadget

BUDGET supermarket Lidl has won a legal battle brought against it for selling its own cheap version of the kitchen appliance Thermomix. An appeals court...

From awesome to gruesome: Ten of Spain’s most outlandish dishes to try before you die

Our top 10 picks from Spain's lesser-known culinary larder...

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...

Troubled city centre indoor food market to be rejuvenated after council intervention on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Council plans to put some life back into the beleaguered La Plasa Food Market in the heart of the city. They have instructed a...

Ten of the most desirable (and expensive) delicacies produced in Spain

WE ALL know Spain has good food. But look beyond the paella and tapas and you can discover some of the most expensive culinary...

Can vegan butchers help Spain give meat the chop?

As 'veganuary' gets underway and an uproar over meat consumption engulfs Spain's political leaders, The Olive Press takes a look at the growing trend in meat subsititutes.

Roscon de Reyes: What you should know about Spain’s traditional Christmas cake

YOU won’t find mince pies or heavy fruit cake in Spain at Christmas, instead the ubiquitous seasonal cake is a Roscon de Reyes, a...

Why Malaga farmers believe the humble avocado should have mass a-peel in Spain

IT is only the start of January but the first of this season’s crop of avocados from Malaga are already in high demand across...

A million hectares of countryside makes Spain the world’s number one country for vineyards

WITH areas of vineyards around the world being lower than ever before, Spain still has vast swathes of countryside dedicated to grape growth. Countries such...

RAT-A-PHEWEE!: Man bites into rat’s head lurking in the veg while dining in southern Spain

A MAN in Malaga tucking into a meal of beans and potatoes noticed something wrong when one mouthful seemed a bit too crunchy for...

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...

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 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,...

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...

Top traditional Christmas treats you’ll find in Spain’s Andalucia

Indulge yourself this Christmas with our guide to Spain's Navidad nibbles

WARNING: Why doing this one thing during the traditional Christmas Eve feast in Spain could be a danger to...

THE traditional Christmas feast in Spain takes place on Christmas Eve and is likely to involve an inordinate amount of seafood – and you'll...

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