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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...

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.

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.

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED: Coronavirus spells the end of historic restaurants in Barcelona

FOUR historic restaurants in Barcelona city have been the latest high-profile victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal Pinxo was a hugely popular seafood eatery in...

GREEN BEACH BARS: Gandia announces plans for first eco-friendly chiringuitos in Spain

The move has been announced for summer 2024, when the current bar licences expire.

‘ON TAP’ as bottled water survey in Spain reveals increased sales in areas where piped supplies don’t taste right

BOTTLED water sales in Spain have risen by 8.5% between 2015 and 2019 with higher increases in regions where people don't like the taste...

Guinness World Record chef passes away in Castellon

CASTELLON cuisine fans are in mourning this week. Pepe Becerra, a famous chef who had become a symbol for local gastronomy, has passed away at...

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.

Rice is nice as Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca tries to boost gastronomic tourism

ALICANTE has formally launched the 'City of Rice Festival' which starts this Monday(October 19) to advertise the area as a perfect place for gastronomic...

Say cheese for top vegan award on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A VEGAN cheese produced in Alicante Province has been ranked as one of the best in the world. The plaudit has come from a survey...

Make your own paella as Spain’s Valencia region celebrates ‘World Paella Day’

PAELLA is one of the first Spanish dishes most people name, but in case you don't know, the Valencia region is where it was...

Battle of the paellas in world showdown over Spain’s famous dish in Valencia

ONE of Spain's most traditional dishes will be served up this Sunday(September 20) as World Paella Day will be celebrated for the third year...

Spain medical experts say products containing salt should come with warning similar to tobacco

The WHO has now set countries a goal of reducing sodium intake by 30% by 2025.

Three of Spain’s wines are amongst the world’s best bottles for under $20

Eric Asimov of The New York Times included the Madrid Granito de Cadalso, the Grancanario Fronton de Oro and the Cadiz Vara y Pulgar in his top 20 wines for under $20 list.

Flat tire leads to two arrests and seizure of over 600kg mangoes in Spain’s Sevilla

The police asked for a receipt for the enormous amount of mangoes in the boot and backseat, which the suspects could not provide.

Spain dominates World’s Best 50 Restaurants list with three Spanish kitchens in top 10

Since its inception in 2002 the illustrious parade of global gastronomy has put a Spanish restaurant top seven times

Belinda Beckett raises a toast to the sherry merry month of May in Spain, with its free-flowing booze and...

With barrels of rebujito hitched to the back of the tractor-drawn wagons you can refresh yourself as you walk/dance/stagger along the route

MUST READ: First look at Andalucia recipe book by famed British food writer Fiona Dunlop

"I breathe for Málaga…. for Cádiz, for Alcalá de los Gazules, for what is intimately Andaluz." Federico García Lorca, 1924

Why you need to visit Spain’s Bilbao this year

How to enjoy one one of Europe’s best gems in 72 hours

Why you shouldn’t write off Algeciras just yet

If Lonely Planet authors had been passing through during Algeciras Entremares earlier this month, they’d be in a flurry to update

Princeton students reveal what it’s really like to work at the Costa del Sol’s Olive Press

As the University’s partnership with the Olive Press goes from strength to strength, this year’s interns Diana Tang and Grace Lee write up their end-of-term report

FIN-ESSE: Exploring Malaga’s most famous seafood dishes

AS Málaga pushes the boat out to win Intangible Cultural Heritage status for its iconic espetos, the OP samples the province’s other UNESCO-worthy fish...

Chilli-ng at Andalucia’s Salsas Sierra Nevada – Spain’s first artisan brand of hot sauce

Salsas Sierra Nevada are so hot they should be labelled ‘handle with care'

Biting off more than you can chew: Growing up with one of Manchester’s first Spanish restaurants

I’ll never forget turning to see the sous chef stood in front of me with something long and, er, red, hanging out of the zip of his trousers

Colors Market brings foodtrucks and entertainment to Palma’s San Carlos castle every Sunday

A SERIES of foodtrucks are driving into the castle of San Carlos in Palma, creating the 'Colors Market' every Sunday with an open food...

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