It’s all about the Pig

As anyone who has been to Spain will already know, when it comes to food the pig holds a special place of affection in the hearts of the Spanish (if you can excuse a rather mixed metaphor). No one knows exactly how long this love affair has been going on, but it’s thought that domesticated Read more about It’s all about the Pig[…]

Tío Pepe en Rama 2016

This year’s Bodegas Gonzales Byass tasting event for Tío Pepe en Rama 2016 was held on April 11th (lunes del pescaíto), at the Mercado del Barranco on Seville’s riverside. Although we weren’t too lucky with the weather, with the wind even knocking over a few glasses, master blender (and winemaker poet) Antonio Flores led us Read more about Tío Pepe en Rama 2016[…]

Callejeando Food Fest in Sevilla

What does foodie heaven look like? We bet it looks something like this… It all happened this past weekend in Seville and of course we were there, eating and drinking non stop! There were 19 different food trucks from all over Spain with their delicious creations. To start we tried out our own local food Read more about Callejeando Food Fest in Sevilla[…]

Sevilla | NO8DO

As an observant visitor to our fair city of Seville, you may have noticed, on such diverse objects as lampposts, manhole covers, buildings and garbage trucks, among others, a little motif that seems to read NO8DO, except that the 8 is somewhat large, and often appears as if a little blurred. You may guess from Read more about Sevilla | NO8DO[…]

Malaga | Best Breakfasts

It’s often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no doubt that a good brekky (desayuno in Spanish) will set you up for a hard day’s sightseeing/lazing on the beach/shopping, or even, heaven forbid, w**king. In Spain, where the main meal of the day is lunch, rather than Read more about Malaga | Best Breakfasts[…]

Sevilla | Abacerías

Updated: July 1, 2016 You may notice, or may have already noticed, as you make your way from bar to bar in search of tapas and a drink, that the word abacería (often antigua abacería) appears in some of the names in a way that suggests a particular meaning. But what meaning? On closer inspection Read more about Sevilla | Abacerías[…]

Spanish Cold Soups

Light, cool and refreshing in the hot summer weather, gazpacho, the cold tomato soup of southern Spain, is nowadays well-known all over the world. It’s one of a family of tomato based cold soups that includes salmorejo and porra, as well as other local varieties, but the origins of these dishes actually goes back to before Read more about Spanish Cold Soups[…]

Sevilla | Vamos a la Feria!

The Feria de Abril is Seville’s traditional spring fair and general celebration, and starts two weeks after Easter Monday (this year April 21 to 26), officially at midnight on Monday with the alumbrao, the switching on of the fairground lights, although in practice people may go to the fairground as early as the Saturday. Monday Read more about Sevilla | Vamos a la Feria![…]