Scribbler in Seville

Gastronomy

Review of the year

This is the time of year when we think about setting goals for the upcoming 12 months, and what we’ve achieved over the previous ones. As a freelance, you’re constantly on the lookout for new work opportunities. Since I’m based in Southern…

New gourmet food shop in Alfalfa – Sano Manjar (Healthy Delicacies)

Specialist food store Sano Manjar only opened two weeks ago, in a small street in the Alfalfa area of Seville, but the shop already has a loyal international following. For two years Francisco Marín has been offering his public a selection…

Seville orange season – farm visit, tapas festival, flavoured goodies, and a recipe

Seville is famous for certain quintessentially Spanish, or Andalucian, things – flamenco, tapas and bullfighting. But say “Seville”, and many people, especially the British, will think “oranges” or “marmalade”. For it is here where the naranjas amargas (bitter oranges) are…

Foodie heaven: fishy business and FAB sherry in Vejer with Annie B

I often mention on this blog how I find cooking a drag. I don’t mean baking cakes, and creating salads and puddings – the fun stuff – but nutritious everyday meals for the family. You know how when you get…

A century of tradition: Seville’s olive oil biscuits go global

Over 100 years ago, a young woman in a town near Seville started making and selling snacks called tortas de aceite, using an old family recipe. Made from nothing more than flour, water, sugar and olive oil, with a little aniseed and…

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