Tag: Spanish

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

The taste of Spain at La Parada

I love Spain and deep down feel the Spanishness of my ancestors in my genes – even though it was a very long way back. So I was very excited when a tapas bar opened in Cape Town a couple of years ago. La Parada is on buzzy Bree Street and I’m pleased to say simply shouts Spain. The […]

I recommend, Markets, Shopping, Uncategorized

Viandas Salamanca: a Proper Spanish deli in The Strand

Living in London is wonderful, there’s always something new to discover. And I can’t tell you how excited I felt when I spotted this place. I visit Spain a lot and love the country, its people and the food. And now there’s a little touch of authentic Spain in, guess where, Covent Garden! Hooray. Viandas Salamanca sells foodie […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Tapas at El Pirata in Mayfair

Welcome to Mayfair, a rather exclusive part of London town. The area gets its name from the 15-day fair that James II established there in the 1680s, which was mainly for cattle trading. The gentrification of the area in the mid-18th century killed off the festival, which led to local architect and developer Edward Shepherd […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

The latest Spaniard in town: Bilbao Berria

I’m a lover of all things Spanish as you will know if you’re a regular reader! So when I heard of a Spanish newcomer in London I couldn’t wait to give it a go. Bilbao Berria’s mission is to capture the flavours of Northern Spain. Its big brother, which opened in Barcelona in 1999, was created by […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Tasty tapas at Ember Yard in Soho

So tonight I’m in Soho. Even on a rainy night (yes, it’s been raining a lot!), the streets are teeming with happy, excited people heading to the theatre, their favourite  bar or to try one of the myriad of restaurants that make up the wonderful world that is life in Soho. And I’m one of them. There’s […]

Cook with Biltong, Recipes, Starter recipes, Uncategorized

The Cook with Biltong Club: biltong, broad beans and garlic

It’s time for my monthly recipe using my favourite ingredient: biltong. This dish was inspired by a beautiful ham and broad bean starter I’ve eaten in restaurants in Spain. I thought, if ham, why not biltong? It worked beautifully. And you don’t just have to take my word for it. My ever-keen South African neighbours came […]