Patatas a la Riojana, A truly hearty Spanish dish

Gastronomy in Spain varies greatly from region to region, but there are few places that are as highly talked about as La Rioja. Before even going there to visit there, my friends told me how well you can eat, and they were not wrong. The food is at the same level of quality as theContinue reading “Patatas a la Riojana, A truly hearty Spanish dish”

Cecina de León, The beef equivalent of Jamón Serrano

Throughout the whole of Spain, its not surprising to notice that dry cured meats in their various forms are ever- present in the culinary scene. Of course jamón and chorizo are found everywhere, but there is another big time player that you may come across in various parts of the country, and that is cecina.Continue reading “Cecina de León, The beef equivalent of Jamón Serrano”

City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña

The first thing anyone thinks about Pamplona, is the scene of bulls running wild, chasing adrenaline junkies through the old streets during San Fermin. However, this city is so much more than that, and you can really delve into a part of Spain that isn’t really well known at all. I learned so much aboutContinue reading “City Guide: Pamplona/ Iruña”

City Guides: Sevilla

The South of Spain may now be my home, but my imagination of it was different to what I now know is the reality. I knew I was probably going to see some stereotypes come to play there, with the flamenco, and bullfighting and a classy tapear culture. To some extent, that was true, butContinue reading “City Guides: Sevilla”

City Guide: León, Castilla y León

It’s only fair to write my first blog about the city where it all began; my Erasmus year in a city that is well off the beaten track for most Brits. I chose to study in León following a conversation I had with my senior lecturer at Uni, and he didn’t take much convincing whenContinue reading “City Guide: León, Castilla y León”