Casa Lin is such an unpretentious establishment that the food is somewhat of a surprise. Smooth and creamy scorpion fish paté comes with a twirl of… […]
Not so much a case of ‘eat me’ but ‘meat me’ at this wonderfully quirky shrine to Asturian cuisine outside of Oviedo. […]
I’m captivated by Santa Pau before I set foot on it’s ancient cobbles. The village rises above the green countryside, teasing the eye with promise; the solid stone walls of its houses, church and tower look as though they have been steeped in centuries of history and tradition […]
They are quite the most hideous looking creatures on the planet, deformed and ugly…and despite their mutant bad-looks, they are also a much sought after delicacy, fetching up to 200+ euros a kilo. […]
It occurred to me that in our guide to Avilés I made reference to the monster of Avilés and then didn’t include a picture of said monster. To rectify this and avoid imaginations running riot, here’s Doña Eugenia Martínez aka ‘La Monstrua’. […]
With cobbled medieval streets, modernistic architecture, industrial heritage, hearty gastronomy, cider bars galore and a grotesque monster, Avilés offers visitors a kaleidoscopic mix of ingredients. […]
I had no idea where I was, but from the towering spires of a grandiose church, glowing golden in the sun’s last rays, it was obvious that this was no ordinary hamlet in the forest. This was, I was told in almost reverential tones by our guide, Covadonga.
Just as the green valleys and rolling rivers of proud Asturias are little known outside of Spain, the wine produced on verdant Asturian slopes is a secret to many Spanish. Asturias in northern Spain is simply not known for its wine. […]