Tag: Spanish

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Loving the tastes of Spain at Casa Manolo

Today it’s time for me to get a Spanish fix. Something I need frequently – my  love of Spain is well documented. And as luck would have it there’s the perfect place just down the road from my home (gotta love London). Casa Manolo is on bustling St Johns Road just minutes from Clapham Junction […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Tasty tapas at La Parada on Cape Town’s Bree Street

Today we’re heading back to Bree Street on the edge of Cape Town’s City Bowl District (CBD). My favourite street in Cape Town – it’s restaurant and bar heaven and perfect to stroll down sampling places along the way. Start at the top (Table Mountain end) of the street and weave your way down the […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Savouring Basque delights at Lurra

Today we’re heading into Marylebone in central London. It’s kind of behind Marble Arch (north of Oxford Street) and an easy place to get lost with its labyrinthine streets lined with some of the Capital’s trendiest eateries and bars. Also a good place to get lost – you certainly won’t go hungry or thirsty here. When I […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Tucking into tapas at Jose

Today I’m heading to Bermondsey, close to London Bridge station, an area of London I’m not at all familiar with. There’s always something new to discover in this great city. Of course this is no random decision, I’m heading with great purpose for a little tapas bar called Jose which is owned by chef Jose […]

Bars, Travel, Travel in Europe

Travel: The sights and flavours of Madrid

My love of Spain is well documented and I can never resist the chance to hop on that short flight from London’s often grey chilliness (even in summer) towards azure skies and sunny days. Today’s destination is the Spanish capital. Madrid is a comparatively new city as its story doesn’t begin until AD852 when the Moors built a fortress near […]

Fish recipes, Recipes

The ingredients of Spain: Paprika and Saffron

I love Spain! It could be partly because it’s in my blood with my ancestors originating from the fishing port of Cadiz. And also because I love their attitude to life, family values, beaches, scenery and ever-blue and sunny weather. Then there’s the food. This trip I’ve packed several Spanish recipe books for my initial inspiration…the rest […]