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Garrotxa 2

Garrotxa 2

We leave Sant Privat d´en Bas, returning to Mallol. There, we turn left towards la Pinya, a very small village from where we can buy excellent local cold cuts by…

Village tree ceramics by Rena Makari

Village tree ceramics by Rena Makari

Rena Makari is a passionate ceramist making unique pottery in limited quantities. A few years ago, aiming to share her passion with the world, Rena opened her cute workshop “Village…

6 more cups of coffee for the road

6 more cups of coffee for the road

In 1976 the great Bob Dylan released his seventeenth studio album, the well known Desire. The album reached the no 1 of the US Billboard charts and became one of…

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 1

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 1

I will never in my life forget the first time I saw the Castellers. It was in Girona and it happened at a time when we knew absolutely nothing about…

Barcelona diaries 2

Barcelona diaries 2

by Oliver Benet In many countries around the world, we can see how important breakfast is. One of the most typical cases, if we are able to travel a little,…

Food in Greek painting 3 – Pericles Pantazis

Food in Greek painting 3 – Pericles Pantazis

Pericles Pantazis (1849 -1884) was a major Greek impressionist painter of the 19th century – a student of Nikiforos Lytras – who gained a great reputation as an artist in…

Marche tour 3

Marche tour 3

We leave Mondavio and we are searching for a place to sleep. I have already told you that the Adriatic Coast is ugly. The sea has an unpleasant colour, the…

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaire’s son

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaire’s son

Creedence Clearwater Revival (or simply Revival) was an American folk blues band with a short but very successful career. Leaded by the great guitarist and singer John Fogerty they left…

Food in Greek painting 2 – Nikolaos Vokos

Food in Greek painting 2 – Nikolaos Vokos

Nikolaos Vokos (1854-1902) was born at Hydra and was the grandson of the famous admiral of the Greek revolution, Andreas Miaoulis. Like his teachers Nikolaos Gyzis and Nikiforos Lytras, he…

natural mystic: fresh chickpeas with fresh tomato sauce

natural mystic: fresh chickpeas with fresh tomato sauce

We can prepare this dish with common dried chickpeas but the fresh ones provoke an explosion of natural aromas in the mouth ingredients for 4…

roasted peach with purslane, Iberian ham and raspberries vinaigrette

roasted peach with purslane, Iberian ham and raspberries vinaigrette

Fruits, such as peaches, apples, apricots, figs, strawberries and many more can be used as part of great dishes. Build your own salad with the…

lemony spaghetti with tin clams, roasted veggies, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs

lemony spaghetti with tin clams, roasted veggies, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs

An ideal dish for spring and summer evenings. Fresh clams make this dish superior but also raise cost and preparation time ingredients for 4 servings…

fried bogues with green beans and allioli sauce

fried bogues with green beans and allioli sauce

This dish can also be made with any cheap kind of fish, such as mackerels, big sardines etc! ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 3…

roasted kid shoulder with bicolored sweet potatoes

roasted kid shoulder with bicolored sweet potatoes

Don´t worry if you can´t find purple sweet potatoes. You can also prepare the dish only with common orange ones! ingredients for 4 servings (cost…

tower of eggplant with roasted tomato and mozzarella

tower of eggplant with roasted tomato and mozzarella

An example of how we can create impressive dishes with simple, everyday ingredients! ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 3 € pp) 1 medium to…

spaghetti with brunoise of peppers and zucchini

spaghetti with brunoise of peppers and zucchini

It´s spring, men. Time for fresh and colourful vegetables. ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 1 € pp) 320 g of spaghetti1 zucchini1/2 orange pepper1/2…

arista al forno

arista al forno

With the “arista” we can prepare monumental sandwiches. It is worth trying your skills! ingredients for 4 servings (cost about 5 € pp with organic…

lentils with fried egg and honey

lentils with fried egg and honey

This dish, if well done, is very tasty. The bittersweet aroma of the honey makes a perfect contrast to the spicy and oily lentils, meanwhile…