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Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

20 years of Andalucia.com

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Treasure hunt between Estepona and Casares Back in 1996, in the early days of the internet - when WIFI, twitter and touch-screen smart phones were but a far-off futuristic dream - a tech-savvy young British engineer living in southern Spain had an idea: to register the domain andalucia.com. Chris Chaplow, along ...

The “Chef del Mar” gets his second Michelin star

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15784" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Fish chef Angel Leon as seen on the website of his two-Michelin-star restaurant Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa Maria."] [/caption] Last week the Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2015 was launched, with the announcement of the all-important stars. Andalucia still has seven restaurants with one Michelin ...

Orange Days are here again!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13218" align="aligncenter" width="351" caption="A feast of orangey tapas at over 30 bars and restaurants in Sevilla, until this Sunday."] [/caption] Every year around this time - January and February - the newspapers are full of recipes featuring Seville oranges, the small, bitter fruit so highly valued by the British for ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9777" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most romantic buildings in the world - viewed like this, and to visit."] [/caption] So this Thursday is Valentine's Day, or Dia de los Enamorados (Lovers' Day) in Spain. Many hotels and restaurants around Andalucia will have special ...

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 ...

The best fried fish in Spain is in… Andalucia!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Although it probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, El Pais recently published a list of the restaurants serving the best pescaito frito (fried fish) in Spain, and nine out of ten were in Andalucia. Pescaito frito is a mix of fish and seafood fried in light, crispy batter; its ...

My year in Spain

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Exploring A Coruña, Galicia - Rebekah's first stay in Spain."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON I have been blogging for Andalucia.com, usually about special events, since March. However, few readers will be aware that this is my final week working for Andalucia.com. As a third-year degree student at Nottingham ...

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 ...