Food & Drink, italy, Recipes, Review, Spain, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Picked, crushed and bottled across the Mediterranean

  When two tousled-haired teenage friends drove home with a couple of buckets of olives bought from a Provencal farmers’ market in southern France one day in the early 1990s little did they see how their culinary future would unfold. Always on the look out for new ingredients George Bennell (whose culinary CV includes working […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, Recipes, Spain, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Ave Maria adds sweetness to the bitter Seville oranges

  Kitchens up and down the UK are currently scented with orange, Sevilles to be precise, as they’re pared, boiled and sugared with the alchemy of heat and time to create marmalade, a very British obsession. Many of these Sevilles are bought in Waitrose supermarket, whose annual stock is sourced from a beautiful farm in […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, italy, Recipes, Spain, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Oranges, stars and the Golden Valley of Mallorca

Majorca also spelt Mallorca, as in Catalan and Spanish is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, is covered with delightful citrus groves full of lemon and orange trees. With a lovely climate throughout the year and beautiful views everywhere you look, the island is a popular holiday spot where tourists slake thirst with juicy […]

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Five top food trends from Spain’s Xavier Agulló

Xavier Agulló, world renowned Spanish opinion leader, critical gastronome, and journalist has taken time out of his busy schedule to compile his thoughts on the hottest new food & drink trends. With a focus on emerging cuisines and alternative food preparation techniques, Agulló together the Spanish Tourist Office and its SPN Magazine, has jotted down […]

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IN CÁCERES WITH CHEF JOSÉ PIZARRO

Sometimes even the best-made plans unspool alarmingly – but when they involve the gregarious chef, José Pizarro, that seems almost par for the course. Fiona Dunlop embarks on a voyage of Extremaduran discovery with the London-based chef. Hyperactive, he moves at lightning speed between his three London restaurants, his home city of Cáceres and finally […]

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A growing appetite for food tourism

Travelling to experience local foods, drinks and imaginative places to eat is rising to the top of many people’s bucket list. Whether you’re after tasting single estate chocolate from Ecuador, tasting sheeps milk cheese from the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo or taking a culinary trail around Poland … you can. I met these […]

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Travel & Places, What's Happening

TED talks on food worth sharing

As a global phenomenon, TED has inspired millions of people through talks on topics as diverse as cultural identity, mindfulness, astro-physics and visual history of industrial America. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) was born in southern California, reaching an audience intrigued by its strapline of ‘Ideas Worth Sharing’. Today TEDx groups around the world are springing […]

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London enjoys food and music laced with Seville passion

Santa Semana is a special time in Seville, the heat soaked capital of Andalucía in southern Spain. It takes place in the week leading up to the Christian celebration of Easter and involves hugely popular processions of so-called pasos, truck-pulled floats full of life-like wooden sculptures highlighting the Virgin Mary or scenes from the Passion. […]

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