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BEST CHEFS IN THE WORLD: how Spain’s Famous Five have led to the Spanish taking over the culinary world

WHEN the annual list for the top 100 chefs in the world came out last month, it made for proud reading for Spain. There were...

Average cost of basket of groceries rises 15% in Spain, highest increase seen in 34 years

For anyone who is concerned about the cost of living crisis and is willing to travel, look no further: the Alcampo supermarket in the...

Artisan cheese fair in Spain’s Malaga declared festival of tourist singularity

EVERY first weekend in October, the village of Teba—in the heart of the quiet Guadalteba region, in the province of Malaga—celebrates one of the...

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

International chefs converging on home of paella in Spain’s Valencia to make world’s best dish

SUECA'S International Valencian Paella Contest returns after a two-year pandemic break on Sunday. 42 chefs from 12 countries will battle it out to create the...

Spain’s inflation rate shows surprise small fall in August

INFLATION in Spain stood at 10.4% in August- a 0.4% drop on July's rate according to figures released on Tuesday by the National Institute...

Why you should never buy pre cut fruit and veg at supermarkets in Spain

IT is certainly more convenient and saves you having to pick up a knife and slice it yourself but Spain’s food safety agency is...

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...

Inflation rate in Spain hits 10.8%- highest figure since December 1984

INFLATION in Spain rose to 10.8% in July, which is the highest rate since December 1984. Figures released by the National Statistics Institute on Friday...

Batch of popular ice cream recalled in Spain after harmful gas contamination

THE Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition has recalled a large batch of Häagen-Dazs ice-cream over concerns their packaging contains a harmful gas. The...

Inflation rate busts 10% mark in Spain for first time since 1980s

INFLATION in Spain has broken the 10% barrier for the first time since April 1985, according to figures published on Wednesday by the National...

Cuisine of La Alpujarra: Dishes you must try while visiting the mountain villages south of Granada

THE Alpujarra region has various signature dishes served to visitors in its countless bars and restaurants. Best of all, during certain hours of the...

RANKED: Spain’s 10 most popular tapas dishes

To mark World Tapas Day on June 16, here's one from the Olive Press archive celebrating Spain's favourite dishes.

Spain aims to cut food waste with ‘doggy bags’ on offer for all diners

SPAIN is to introduce a new law making it compulsory for restaurants to offer ‘doggy bags’ in a drive to tackle food waste. The measure...

Taking it to the Max at Max Beach restaurant in Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THERE is no shortage of restaurants in Mijas – but there are a few that stand out either for the remarkable quality of their...

Melting pot: Estepona’s restaurants have something for everyone

TUCKED away in every backstreet and tiny square in Estepona these days you’ll find a new place to eat. They literally jump out at you...

Is this the end for Spain’s traditional ‘Menu Del Dia’?

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that bars and restaurants will be forced to exclude alcoholic drinks from their traditional 'Menu del Dia'. The...

New restaurant opens in Puerto Banus on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A unique new restaurant has now opened its doors to those in Puerto Banus. Leone, located on the seafront, offers an open-air dining experience with...

Weekend in Madrid: Five reasons why Spain’s arty capital should be drawing you in this spring

GET set, ready… Go! The masks are off and it’s time for an adventure. But nothing too exotic. Madrid is the perfect spring escape. And...

Six typical Easter dishes to savour during Semana Santa in Spain

EASTER is a really big deal Spain with huge crowds of spectators lining the streets to watch the Semana Santa processions and all that...

Torrijas: This is the Easter treat to feast on in Spain during Semana Santa

SPAIN'S version of French toast or “eggy bread” is scrumptiously sweet, dangerously calorific and firmly associated with Easter in Spain in the same way...

Easter: When will supermarkets be open during Spain’s long weekend?

EASTER in Spain involves several days of public holidays and that means reduced hours and closures in supermarkets and shops. While you may find some...

Dabiz Muñoz: Three Michelin-starred chef reveals winning recipe for Spain’s famous Torrijas

TORRIJAS are the quintessential Easter treat in Spain.  For decades, this dessert has been a staple on the tables of Spanish households during Semana Santa. Now,...

Madrid’s Neotavern of Santerra licks rivals to score top prize at Spain’s ‘Sandwich Oscars’

MADRID is officially home to the best sandwich in Spain.  Neotavern of Santerra was crowned cream of the crop at Spain’s ‘Sandwich Oscars’, when its...

Don’t make him cry: Celebrity chef Dabiz Muñoz claims onions should never be added to Spanish tortilla

CELEBRITY chef Dabiz Muñoz has ignited fresh debate on the eternal question of what should go in an authentic Spanish tortilla. Muñoz claims that onion...

Spain allows rationing at supermarkets to stop stockpiling amid Ukraine war shortages

SPAIN has given temporary authorisation to supermarkets to limit the sale of certain products amid shortages caused by the war in Ukraine and compounded...

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