Costa Brava

El Bulli Restaurant, In Ferran We Trust

July 31, 2011 Jack 4

Ferran Adriá approaches the chef in front of me. He inserts the tip of a pair of tweezers into what looks like a miniature uncooked egg with a pea instead of yolk. He tastes it, says something to the chef and smiles. I feel relieved on the chef’s behalf. […]

Asturias

Food and Drink in Oviedo, Asturias

July 23, 2011 Jack 0

Cuisine and nightlife in Oviedo in Asturias tend to reflect the character of the city – hearty, lively and generous…very, very generous. As tourism is mainly of the Spanish variety, there are no tourist traps as such, just plenty of honest, down to earth eateries and sidrerías […]

Asturias

The Best of What to See in Oviedo, Asturias

July 23, 2011 Jack 0

We’d recommend that you grab a map from the tourist office and just set off exploring the old town of Oviedo. There’s hardly a street that doesn’t have something of interest. But if we had to pick out our favourite spots, this is what they’d be. […]

Lanzarote

The Desert Island of La Graciosa

July 21, 2011 Jack 3

It’s strange the nonsense that can pop into your head, but the first reaction my brain had to the vision of the ruddy volcanic cone rising above a strip of pale golden sand was to play Bali Ha’i from musical South Pacific. […]

Food and drink

The Best Square Sliced Sausage in Scotland

July 17, 2011 Jack 4

The Scots are an ingeniously creative nation. Just about everything that’s useful was created by a Scot (or the Swabians). Take sausages for example. Whilst most of the world make sausages…well sausage shaped, the Scots don’t.
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