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5 Things I’ve Noticed as a Repatriated Spanish Expat

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan My name is Andrés and I have just returned to Málaga after living abroad for nine years. I grew up in a bilingual home in a small town 80 km away from Málaga. When I turned 18 I moved to the capital to study journalism at ...

12 places to visit in Andalucia in 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Andalucia is full of cultural and gastronomic treasures, from Moorish castles to the best prawns in Spain. Some of these are, at long last, starting to receiving wider recognition, with international attention being focussed on our diverse landscapes, extraordinary monuments and unique culinary history. Across the region's eight provinces, each with its ...

Foro La Zagaleta – The Culture of Art

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

GUEST BLOG POST: CHRIS CHAPLOW Foro La Zagaleta The fourth edition of Foro La Zagaleta was held on Friday 5 June 2015, with the theme of the Culture of Art. As with previous years it was held in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos and coincided with the Marbella Town Hall’s tourism initiative ...

Asian Festival and Seville Orange Days February 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16151" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The cultural festival of Asia in Seville."] [/caption] This month, after a chilly January, two events - one cultural and one gastronomic - are trying to tempt us out into the orange-scented streets of Seville. The first is the Cultural Festival of Asia, which is on until 22 February ...

Autumn – gathering season in Andalucia

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15431" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Ripe olives ready to pick."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_15436" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Jars of seasoned olives at a food fair - they're a very versatile ingredient."] [/caption] There are many activities you can join in with around Andalucia at this time of year, as natural products are harvested in the ...

Foodie news from Andalucia: royal olive oil and officially recognised tortas

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11226" align="aligncenter" width="435" caption="Ines Rosales is one of Andalucia's export success stories, and these tortas de aceite now have their own recognised classification>."] [/caption] Lately the foodie spotlight has been firmly focussed on Spain, more specifically the north - Catalonia and Pais Vasco, where three of the world's top 10 ...

Cordoba olive oil wins top British award

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Anyone who lives in Andalucia, or who is an aficionado of Spanish food, will be well aware of the leading role played by "liquid gold" - olive oil - in the region's cuisine. An Andalucian breakfast is toast with jamon serrano, tomato and olive oil drizzled liberally all over it; it's ...

Dani Garcia heads to New York

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_3953" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Dani Garcia, the Next Big Thing on the New York restaurant scene."][/caption] While Ferran Adria is the undisputed king of Spanish gastronomy, noone would disagree that the crown of Andalucian kitchen creativity belongs to Dani Garcia. The Marbellan chef has two Michelin stars for his restaurant Calima in ...

We care, you enjoy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Leafing through a copy of Hello! the other day (English edition, now available in my local Carrefour, hallelujah!), I came across a "Fast Food" recipe (as in quick, easy meals) for "Andalucian Huevos a la Flamenca". Even though I'm a veggie and I know this recipe has meat, I was ...

The bitter-sweet smell of Seville oranges

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The English love their Seville orange marmalade on toast for breakfast. Every January and February, the cooking pages of magazines and newspapers, as well as the fast-growing food blog sector, are filled with recipes using the famously bitter naranjo amargo. And Sevillanos can't help but fall about laughing when ...