Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pimentón

We tend to associate Spain with earthy, red colours.   The Spanish flag, rioja, chorizo, many stews and casseroles, and, of course, the sun in the sky above the Costas – all these are characterised by a lovely warm red glow.

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LA BIENAL

As it’s name suggests, La Bienal takes place every two years. It was first mooted in 1979 and began in 1980 and continues every even number of year (i.e. 2014 is the present one). More to the point, it’s on

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Both fascinating and repulsive?

  La Corrida is, for many Spanish, an occasion for high drama, an art form to rival any other, with exceptionally brave matadors risking their lives against what it, by any standard, a large and potentially lethal animal. On the

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Peru and the navel of the world

I always tended to think of Peru as one of the smaller countries in Latin America and, in relation to the really big ones like Brazil and Argentina it is, however, it’s bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Holland

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A wee glass of vino (Part II)

If you were with me last time, you’ll recall I was being far to sensible and explaining all the bits on the label and what DOC means with regards to Spanish wines.   Yes, I know you really want to drink

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