Saturday, December 4, 2021

Food & Drink

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...

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,...

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...

Andalucia’s Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit as travel between provinces resumes

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...

El Oceano: A touch of class when dining out in Mijas

DINERS searching for a touch of class on the Costa del Sol will be delighted that El Oceano is is now open for the...

Old favourite meets new luxury at Olivia’s in La Cala

WHEN celebs arrive in the Costa del Sol, they call at La Cala.  While Marbella usually means one thing:  a full-on, hardcore, hangover-for-a-week partying where dawn...

Move over Rome! Why Spain’s Mijas might just be the new place to eat pizza

No one does pizza quite like the Italians. And there are only two ways to really ensure authentic Italian taste: live in the centre...

THE PERFECT PLONK: Spain’s red wine vintages to try and the ones to avoid this summer

AS the evenings get lighter and the temperatures begin to rise, signs of summer are well and truly here. And as bar terraces begin to...

Food for thought: Is chorizo in paella really such a bad thing?

THE other day, while treating myself to a paella in Valencia’s Plaça del Mercat, I asked a passing waiter for alioli.  The horror on the...

REVIEW: Kava, the hottest new restaurant in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THERE is almost nothing routine about Kava. The cooks also serve as waiters, the head chef taught himself at home and everything on the wine...

Lawyer turned chef wins Repsol award for Marbella restaurant on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A SELF-taught chef with a Masters degree in law is lighting the way for a new culinary revolution on the costas. Lawyer Fernando Alcala, 30,...

FROM FARM TO FORK: EU announces farming overhaul to improve animal welfare and tackle climate change

Other aims of the European strategy include tackling climate change, protecting the environment, ensuring fair economic returns for producers at every stage of the supply chain, and boosting organic farming.

FAT FIGHTERS: EU enforces limit on artificial trans fats in food products

Fried fast food is the most infamous culprit, although artificial trans fats can also be found in certain types of margarines and vegetable oils, bakery products and frozen pizzas, among others.

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