An Evening of Tapas in Granada

There is nowhere better to enjoy tapas culture than Granada. Writer and traveller Alex Brotherton explains why. Contrary to popular tourist belief, tapas is not just a novelty way of eating. It’s about having a laugh with mates after work, meeting family at the weekend before a big lunch or moving from one bar to…

Wines of Asturias

Asturias is not a region you would normally associate with wine. After all, it is better known for its prolific production of high quality cider. However, the area does produce wines with Denominaciónes de Origen status and consumption per head remains one of the highest in Spain. Decline and revival When coal miners were active…

Tapas Culture: A Spanish Tradition

When you go to Spain, you may discover your drinks are served alongside some great-tasting snacks or appetizers presented on small plates. This is the traditional way of serving drinks in Spain and many bars across the country still maintain this habit of serving a free tapa with every drink. Tapas culture has become a…

Angel Leon: Seafood Genius

For many Spanish foodies, no other chef deserves the title of “Chef del mar” (Chef of the Sea) more than the exceptional Angel Leon. His passion and thirst for knowledge has brought about new discoveries in the world of Spanish seafood gastronomy. Having had a close relationship with the sea and its produce since childhood,…

Elena Arzak – A Family Tradition of Excellence

Maintaining the legacy of one of Spain’s finest restaurants while becoming the best female chef in the world? Its all in days work for Elena Arzak. Elena grew up in a world dominated by food. Both her parents and her grandmother worked in the San Sebastian restaurant that her great grandparents built in 1897, and…

Spanish Saffron – The World’s Most Expensive Spice

The ancient and mystical spice known as Saffron has been treasured by civilizations across thousands of years. On its journey through the ages, it has been at the centre of war, murder and treachery, and has caused economical booms and political conflicts. Best known for its culinary use, saffron has also been utilised for medicine,…

Spanish Chorizo

Spanish Chorizo is a cold meat sausage that originated in Spain and has also spread to other Latin American countries in different variations. Chorizo is the most traditional sausage in Spain. It is made up of chopped pork meat and pork fat and then paprika, either sweet or spicy, is added to the mixture to…

1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada

1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada March 24-25, 2018 Join us as we sample the culinary delights of one of Granada’s prettiest villages. Taking part is a ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ is a great way to get to know the bars, restaurants and food of a town or village. The idea is simple:…