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Tagged: “Andalusia”

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

When Brígida Jiménez, my mentor and one of the world´s best tasters, asked me and my husband to attend the presentation of an up and coming hojiblaca olive oil from Rute, Conde de Mirasol, I couldn´t say no. Just a few weeks prior, I had tasted this oil and my response was, “WOW”. Wow is […]

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Pairing EVOO with oranges

Pairing EVOO with oranges

The World Olive Oil Exhibition was held this week in Madrid. The international event had over 60 exhibitors, an extensive oil bar, a business meeting point, gourmet products display area, cooking show, and two conference areas. International experts came to discuss topics such as trade, production and tasting. Dr. Maria Paz Aguilera was one of […]

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Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Spain is the number one producer of olive oil in the world and the province of Jaen produces the largest amount in the country, mostly of the variety Picual. There are about 300 mills in the province that are dedicated to creating this golden oil. In the past years, many olive oil millers have made […]

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Orange Salmorejo

Orange Salmorejo

Salmorejo is an Andalusian favorite said to be originally from Cordoba. Much like gazpacho it is a cold soup often garnished with chopped ham and eggs. Salmorejo is usually found made from tomatoes, bread, garlic and olive oil. However, historically this cold soup was made from what ever vegetables or fruits were in season. This […]

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Eating in Seville, Yebra

Eating in Seville, Yebra

Perhaps off the beaten path for tourists but Yebra is a bar where the old school Sevillians go to eat well. Its decoration is classic Andaluz with articles from over the years about the restaurant´s success framed and hung with pride. It is one of the first restaurants that I got to know here in […]

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Where to eat Sevilla: La Antigua. Abacería

Where to eat Sevilla: La Antigua. Abacería

An abacería in the past was a store that sold items like canned goods, dried beans, wine, cheese and olive oil. Now, abacerías can be found throughout Seville and sell many of the same items but customers can enjoy theses delicacies in a unique old store-like setting. They may have a place to heat foods […]

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Mantecados, Spanish Cookies with EVOO

Mantecados, Spanish Cookies with EVOO

A sure told sign that we are getting closer to Christmas in Spain is the display of mantecados in the supermarkets. Mantecados can be found year round but are a special treat during the Christmas festivities. A house without these crumbly cookies during the holidays is like a house in the US without a turkey […]

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Where to eat Sevilla: La Pepona

Where to eat Sevilla: La Pepona

La Pepona, a modern tapas bar, is located smack dab in the center of Sevilla, very close to the Encarnación “Las Setas” Market.  The name of the bar is derived from the nick name of its owner José López Alba, aka Pepón.  Juanlu, the manager, and his staff are truly on top of the game. They pay […]

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Travel in good taste: olive oil at high-speed

Travel in good taste: olive oil at high-speed

The train is one of my favorite ways of traveling in Spain especially in lieu of air travel. There is nothing worse than having to wait hours for your next flight when you could already be at the beautiful Atocha train station and on your way to your next destination at 310 Km/h. The RENFE AVE […]

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