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Two Andalucian cookbooks: Fiona Dunlop and Jose Pizarro

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

  Fiona Dunlop's fascinating book looks at the Moorish influences on Andalucian cuisine.   In his latest book, London-based restaurateur Jose Pizarro takes us through his favourite dishes from the region.   Andaluz: A Food Journey Through Southern Spain by Fiona Dunlop (Interlink) Andalusia: Recipes form Seville and Beyond by Jose Pizarro (Hardie Grant) In this post ...

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 ...

Olive Oil Experience in Seville

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Aceite Olivo Experience, with the tasting carts lined up outside Palacio San Telmo in Seville. Display of EVOOs - in all shapes of bottles and tins. Anyone who knows Andalucia will know the importance of olive oil in the diet here. For breakfast, on toast, in cold soups, to ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

Michelin Guide to Spain 2015 will be launched in Marbella

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14370" align="aligncenter" width="383" caption="Michelin Guide to Span and Portugal 2014 - the 2105 edition will be launched in Marbella this November."] [/caption] A few days ago it was announced that the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2015 will be launched at Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella on 19 November. Last ...

El ronqueo – from whole tuna to tasty tapas, in minutes

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14288" align="aligncenter" width="455" caption="Diagram of a blue-fin tuna, showing all the cuts. Picture: El Campero restaurant (Barbate, Cadiz)."] [/caption] As a self-confessed foodie, and with an avid interest in all things Andalucian, I was excited to be invited to a ronqueo. For anyone who doesn't know what this is, the concept ...