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Archive for the ‘Restaurants/gastronomy’ Category

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 ...

Ecosevilla II

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Last weekend was the second edition of Ecosevilla, following the launch event last October. There were more stands - 100, up from 70 - and the hall at FIBES Conference Centre looked and felt busier and fuller. There were stalls with organic food, drink, sustainable energy, handmade toys, environmental organisations, charities ...

A historic hotel reopens in Sevilla

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5529" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="New for spring, the Alfonso XIII's terrace, part of its 20-million-euro refurbishment."][/caption] One of the most famous hotels in Andalucia, the Alfonso XIII reopens to the public today after a nine-month, 20-million-euro refurbishment. A landmark in Sevilla, it is a huge, imposing building situated next to the ...

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 ...

Sevilla Card: the new, easy way to see the city

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

When you come to a city, you want make sure to see all the main sights and experience all the culture - monuments, museums, shows; maybe take a few hours checking it out, and getting orientated, from the comfort of a bus (top deck, back row); or get an alternative ...

And the award goes to…

Thursday, September 29th, 2011