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The Grape, the Olive, and the Orange: Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia (Photo Story)

The Holy Trinity of Andalusian cuisine and culture – the grape, the olive, and the orange – has long had a home at Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz, perched up on the northern borderline of what is probably the province’s single most important natural asset: the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.  618 more words


Discovering the underlying complexities of history

Too often, historians, in their straight forward dogma of telling what is known, ignore what is unknown. Questions which are unanswerable, or tangential, are routinely ignored. 1,018 more words


Today in Food History

Also, on this day in 1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died.  A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines.  61 more words

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Hellenic White Varietals

Since we have been coming to Greece (well over 30 years now), we have seen a change in local wine – from good/acceptable to excellent/exceptional. Greek vineyards, over the last 20 years or so, have begun to produce great wines that can compete with the world’s best. 728 more words