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Olive oil and health benefits

We have written at some length about olive oil before, however that piece was about what it was and the difference its composition and origins made in terms of flavour and quality.  Olive oil has been regarded as something of a super food for some years ever...

Las Delicias Deli

Now nearing our second anniversary as a Spanish Deli in Edinburgh   Do you have exquisite memories of eating at the side of the Alameda de Hercules on a hot September evening and discovering that in Seville, a tomato salad is something to be treasured rather than...

How to host the perfect tapas and wine night

How to host the perfect tapas and wine night

  Want to know how to add the perfect Spanish flavour to your homecooked food? Katie Georgeson, Brand Manager at kitchen appliance manufacturers Stoves, has these tips for hosting a traditional wine and tapas night — with a modern twist. Tapas is an excellent...

14 Murcian Tapas that you can make at home

  Spanish food is known for being fairly straight-forward and simple while delicious and terribly tasty. One of the most characteristic Spanish dishes you can find is tapas, which are very often served in bars as a side dish/appetiser to go with drinks (in some...

The Paella Recipe (by Omar Allibhoy)

The Paella Recipe (by Omar Allibhoy)

 50-60m. Serves 6. Paella is one of the most famous dishes in Spain. It brings friends and family together, and it is present in most festive occasions, as Sunday roast dinner is present in the UK. Its origin is in Valencia, and Valencians are proud to preserve...

The 3 basic techniques to cook Spanish rice

The 3 basic techniques to cook Spanish rice

Rice is one of the basic ingredients in many Spanish dishes, from the most sophisticated Valencian paellas to the plain, easy Cuban Rice - white rice with tomato sauce and fried eggs, that is one students favourite. But Spanish rice is a bit different from other rice,...

7 Tips For Recognizing Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil

7 Tips For Recognizing Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When it comes to purchasing real Extra Virgin Olive Oil it is difficult to know if the product you are purchasing is what the label promises, or it is just any low-quality oil sold to an expensive price. What is worse, many of the tricks and tips to recognize real...

Everything about Spanish smoked paprika (pimenton)

When it comes to cooking, paprika is one of the most versatile spices in the rack, and also the one that more questions bring to our minds. Hungary and Spain are the two heartlands of paprika. Paprika or pimentón are two different words for the same spice: grounded...

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