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Spain 2016 – who, what and where are in the spotlight this year

San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture

Gastronomy is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of this elegant Basque city, but it has a strong cultural heritage too –  of which food is of course an important part. 785 more words


Primitivo Rovira –  the best turrón for Christmas

There is a sweet fragrance in the air in Jijona in December. As most of the hillside town is given over to making turrón nougat for Christmas, this is hardly surprising really. 884 more words

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It's International Sherry Week - an excellent excuse to have a glass right now!

It is International Sherry Week from November 2nd to 8th, which means there are more than a thousand lovely sherry-related events taking place in 25 countries all over the world. 116 more words

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Cabrales from Asturias - Will Self's favourite cheese

I read an article by Will Self in Esquire magazine a few years ago, which was basically a love letter to Cabrales. He rapsodised about his first taste of the pungent blue cheese, at a friend’s house in Whitstable in Kent, and described how this passion eventually led to a pilgrimage – or ‘cheeserimage’ as he called it – to where it is made in the Picos de Europa mountains in Asturias in northern Spain. 807 more words


Casa Gerardo in Asturias – from roadside tavern to Michelin-starred restaurant

Marcos Morán, the ebullient young chef at Casa Gerardo, has just put a sardine in a liquid flavoured with yeast in front of me, with malt sponge and a slice of green chilli on top. 1,045 more words


Tuesday Tapas on the Ruta Martiana in Sa Gerreria in Palma

The Ruta Martiana started out as a thing to get people out on Tuesday nights when bars off the main tourist beats in the capital of Mallorca tend to be a bit quiet. 566 more words