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The best tapas to try in Spain

One of my favourite things about Spain is the food – fresh ingredients, often straight from the sea, simply cooked. Eating at tapas bars allows you to try lots of small dishes with the premise that if you like it, you can order more but if you don’t then, not to worry, you can move […]

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A foodie tour of Seville

Spanish food is truly world class and, during a recent weekend in Seville, I was in foodie heaven. With hundreds of bars and restaurants in the city we really were spoilt for choice. I’d read up on a few ‘must visit’ places but, for this first trip, we simply wandered around and went in to […]

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Tickle your tastebuds in Cadiz market

I love wandering round markets and Cadiz’s Mercado Central is a food lover’s dream! So much so, that I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking for me! The market has more than 50 stalls selling fish and seafood, over another 50 offering fruit and veg, more than 40 selling meat, plus […]

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Having a go at homemade pesto

Yes, I know pesto is Italian and not Spanish but a) I absolutely love it (even though I usually buy it ready made in a jar) and b) I’ve got so much basil growing in my little herb garden that it made sense to have a go at making my own. I first tried it […]

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My take on a paella

Think of Spanish food and paella is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. A few years ago after a lovely holiday in Mallorca I bought Mark a paella kit for Christmas which promptly sat in a kitchen cupboard gathering dust. After we’d made the move to Spain I realised I had […]