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Andalusian Days (VII): Market Bar-Hopping, Tapas, and Heavy Hearts in Sevilla

SPAIN | Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Views [336]

The Carmen dancer, cheeks rouged and brows charcoaled, spins slowly about herself as a guitar player raucously wails along to the rest of the band's percussive claps. The audience, in a trance, shudders in its seats as Carmen lifts her chin in rage ... Read more >


Andalusian Days (VI): How Much do You Know About Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

SPAIN | Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Views [437]

“We’ve had two weeks of rain and strong winds,” Diego says, kicking into the red soil covered by loose mounds of fallen leaves and shrunken olives. “Crazy winds. The flowers were in bloom then, and pollen flying everywhere.... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, cooking, food, gourmet, olive oil, rural, seville, spain, tapas


Andalusian Days (V): Rural Mystique and Country Cooking around Sevilla

SPAIN | Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Views [586]

9 am Julian and I stand at the edge of a dirt field as a tractor roils up trails of brown clouds. We must look conspicuous to the farmer driving the tractor, two strangers observing him intently on a deserted expanse of flat fields. Muffled ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, food, gourmet, rural, sevilla, spain, travel


Andalusian Days (IV): Sherry School in Jerez de la Frontera

SPAIN | Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 | Views [400]

Bodega Diez Meritos, Jerez Shakespeare himself once said it: ditch wine, drink sherry. Or perhaps it was more to the effect of: knave! Drop from thy hand that gaudy goblet of insipid wine, and drink sherry.   Easier said than ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, drinks, food, sherry, spain, travel


Andalusian Days (III): From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, a Road Trip Along the Tuna Trail

SPAIN | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | Views [554]

  Espetos grilled at the chiringuito Rocamar in Malaga Stop 1: Malaga   Antonio, an ex-fisherman who is trying to teach me the art of skewering sardines, is quickly losing his patience as I demolish one fish after another.... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, food, road trip, seafood, spain, travel, tuna


Andalusian Days(II): Blood, Fat, and Brains in a Traditional White Village

SPAIN | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016 | Views [676]

The white-washed villages of Andalucia, known as the pueblos blancos , can be glimpsed all over the coastline, some upon steep hills, some overlooking the sea. By the rocky peaks of the Sierra Tejeda range that lies between Granada and Malaga, with ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, cafe, food, meat, spain, traditional, travel, village


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SPAIN | Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Andalusian Days (I): Malaga, nouveau-glitz on the Costa del Sol

SPAIN | Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Views [937]

  As the cathedral bells strike ten, the streets of Málaga are settling into to the cadence of daily life. School children in uniforms cruise in rowdy packs; nuns in black habits and clogs squeak open heavy church doors; souvenir ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, food, gastronomy, sea, spain


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